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Conopidae ID request - Physocephala sagittaria - female

Conopidae ID request - Physocephala sagittaria - Female
Pitkin, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 27, 2019
Hoping that Aaron Schusteff will weigh in.

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Conopidae ID request - Physocephala sagittaria - female Conopidae ID request - Physocephala sagittaria - female Conopidae ID request - Physocephala sagittaria - female

Moved
Moved from Physocephala.

Nice photos, John :-)
Note the darkly-infuscated discal cell; red scutellum; fairly-large golden-yellow humeral dashes; yellowish vertex; and overall color pattern indicate this is Physocephala sagittaria...all these characters are illustrated in the labelled image below:

   

And the presence of a theca pointing forward from the 5th sternite, together with the hook-like tip of the abdomen, indicates a female.

Hope you all had a great time at the 2019 BugGuide gathering :-)

 
As hoped for...
...and then some! Thanks for weighing in, Aaron. Your input is always to the point and helpful.

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Moved from Thick-headed Flies.

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