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Photo#106323
Platystomatid - Senopterina foxleei

Platystomatid - Senopterina foxleei
buffalo national river, newton County, Arkansas, USA
April 29, 2007
Size: ~12mm
two days and over twenty miles of hiking, and this soldier fly would not let me get a good picture of it... Cephalochrysa was the closest thing i could find on the site.

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Platystomatid - Senopterina foxleei Platystomatid - Senopterina foxleei

Moved
Moved from Senopterina.

foxleei?
If this is Senopterina the relatively unmarked wings and black palps should make it S. foxleei.

Moved
Moved from Signal Flies.

Moved
Moved from Soldier flies.

This reminds me of Conopidae:
This reminds me of Conopidae: Thecophora... are you certain this was a stratiomyid?

 
fly
i can not say i am certain, but i do not know of conopids with those spikes on the scutellum... i think i have a picture of the wings, i will check that out.

 
Hmm
I think Zodion in the Conopidae have scutellar spines. But the antenna look wrong.

 
decidedly a strat
what a cool looking fly

 
stratiomyid
would a picture of the wings help... it is the only other shot i have.

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