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Sphiximorpha willistoni male? - Ceriana abbreviata - female

Sphiximorpha willistoni male? - Ceriana abbreviata - Female
White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
June 1, 2017
Single individual resting on leaf in native wildflower garden. Face marking and antenna branching are different from previously identified S. willistoni. Gender difference?

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Sphiximorpha willistoni male? - Ceriana abbreviata - female Sphiximorpha willistoni male? - Ceriana abbreviata - female Sphiximorpha willistoni male? - Ceriana abbreviata - female

This is a female
...from "eyes dichoptic" (= well-separated at the top of the head)". In males the eyes are "holoptic" (= contiguous, medially, at the top of the head). Those characters work for distinguishing females and males throughout the tribe Cerioidini, and for many other groups within Diptera...though not all!)

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