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Thick-headed fly on Monarda punctata - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - male

Thick-headed fly on Monarda punctata - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - Male
North Judson, Starke County, Indiana, USA
July 31, 2016
Size: medium
While none of the photos I got of this fly are perfect, I'm hoping they'll be sufficient when used as a group. A thick-headed fly visiting Monarda punctata in my mostly native sand prairie garden -- I think it's a Physoconops fly, it looks similar to photos identified as P. excisus to me.

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Thick-headed fly on Monarda punctata - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - male Thick-headed fly on Monarda punctata - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - male Thick-headed fly on Monarda punctata - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - male Thick-headed fly on Monarda punctata - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - male

Moved
Moved from Physoconops.

Keys unequivocally to P. brachyrhynchus in Camras(1955), and agrees fairly well (e.g. modulo somewhat long proboscis) with original descriptions of Macquart and Williston (for synonymous Conops xanthopareus).

A nice colorful male (from absence of theca).

 
Thanks Aaron!
Thanks Aaron!

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