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Photo#1750
Thick-headed Fly - Systropus

Thick-headed Fly - Systropus
Dacula, Georgia, USA
September 9, 2000

Systropus
I think this is S. angulatus. The best feature to separate this from the other eastern species, S. macer, is whether the propleuron (the swollen sclerite on the anterior edge of the thorax) is yellow (S. macer) or black with silvery hairs (S. angulatus). It looks silvery rather than yellow in this photo, but it is a bit difficult to tell.

This is not a Conopid, even i
This is not a Conopid, even it looks like one. It is a Bombyliidae genus Systropus.
Cheers
Martin

 
Thanks; image moved
...from Conopidae page to Bombyliidae genus page for Systropus.

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