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Physocephala tibialis? - Physoconops brachyrhynchus

Physocephala tibialis? - Physoconops brachyrhynchus
Rockvale, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
June 24, 2017

Moved from Physoconops bulbirostris.

Apologies, Kristy. I now believe I erred earlier when placing this as P. bulbirostris. I now believe it's P. brachyrhynchus. The two species can appear quite similar (particularly in the case of the darker, less colorful forms, of P. brachyrhynchus like this one).

In P. bulbirostris the solid black marking of the frons covers nearly its entire area, extending downward from the top of the head all the way to roughly the horizontal level just above the bases of the antennae....which isn't the case here.

Moved from Conopinae.

The comments in the post below apply equally well here:


Moved from ID Request.

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