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Wasp-like fly - Physoconops excisus

Wasp-like fly - Physoconops excisus
Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
November 3, 2007
Nectaring on Bidens alba.

Moved from Subgenus Pachyconops.

I'm convinced this is P. excisus from the overall coloration (in particular of the frons) and the "complete post-vertical pollinose stripe"...see post below for reference:


Moved from Physoconops.

Moved from Physocephala.

Careful examination of discal cell indicates this is Physoconops...see here for details.

Moved from Thick-headed Flies.

Thick-headed fly

Thanks Ron ...
These are a great start for getting an ID pinned on this bugger!

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