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Unidentified Fly - Physocephala furcillata

Unidentified Fly - Physocephala furcillata
Chassell, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
August 15, 2014
This fly was pollinating goldenrod in my yard. I took the photo at 4:30 p.m. Other vegetation growing nearby was Fireweed, Queen Anne's Lace, and Black-eyed Susan's. Near the house are a lot of Blackberry brambles. We let the vegetation grow wild to attract insects and wildlife.
Trees present are: Sugar Maple, White and Yellow Birch, White Spruce, White Pine, Poplar, and Hemlock. The location is in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Lake Superior.

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Unidentified Fly - Physocephala furcillata Unidentified Fly - Physocephala furcillata

Phine photos of phurcillata
Note the mostly hyaline discal cell, black cheek, and pale facial grooves (see info page for details if interested).

Before your post, Michigan constituted a "geographic gap" in the BugGuide distribution map for this species. Your post filled that gap...at least for the upper western part of MI (it would be nice to have some documented from the larger southern chunk of MI as well).

After that, all we'll need are some posts from Saskatchewan :-)

Moved from Conopinae.

 
Physocephala furcillata
I'm glad to fill in the geographic gap on this fly. --Lynn Murphy

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