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Physoconops? - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - male

Physoconops? - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - Male
Red Dirt Wildlife Management Preserve, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA
June 9, 2020
Is this Physoconops, possibly Physoconops brachyrhynchus?

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Physoconops? - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - male Physoconops? - Physoconops brachyrhynchus - male

Moved
Moved from Conopinae.

Your species ID is correct, Phillip
This is indeed Physoconops (note uniform width of hind femora) subgenus Pachyconops (3rd antennal segment longer than 1st & 2nd combined here).

And the color pattern (mostly black, with a white pollinose obliquely vertical pleural stripe; small white humeral marking; white face, cheeks, posterior rear edge of eyes; white pollinose apical bands on abdominal segments; and reddish apices of femora/whitish bases of tibiae)...as well as the short proboscis and shape of the dark marking on the frons...all point to species P. brachyrhynchus (the epithet means "short beak").

This one is a male...but I believe the "puffy" swelling under the 3rd & 4th abdominal segments is abnormal, though it's similar to what appears in Gordon's post of another male below:

 

I'm quite curious as to what that swelling may represent? (I don't know...perhaps an injury, or an internal parasite?)

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