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Conopinae on milkweed - Physoconops townsendi - female

Conopinae on milkweed - Physoconops townsendi - Female
Hereford, Ramsey Canyon just below Nature Conservancy Preserve, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 20, 2019
On Arizona milkweed, butterfly garden, riparian corridor in Madrean Woodland

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Moved to Physoconops townsendi
Moved from Conopinae.

Nice find!
Most definitely a female conopine. And from the wing venation, uniform hind leg thickness, and also the long 3rd antennal segment & huge theca...this is in genus Physoconops, subgenus Pachyconops.

Moreover, the details of the markings (largely reddish, with 3 contiguous black "bars" on the thorax, dark cheek spot, pale face & facial grooves, somewhat uniformly reddish-brown frons, abundant golden pollinosity on hind tergites, fore-coxa, and pleural stripe...and more) I'm convinced this is P. townsendi, even though the presence of the tell-tale "complete post-vertical pollinose stripe" characater is not visible from the available viewing angles here...cf. reference post below for what to look for if you see these again:

 

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