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Mydas clavatus

Mydas clavatus
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
May 9, 2015
Size: About 25 mm TL
This is an old (2015) record from my files. I decided to submit it now because I do not see any north Florida records in the BG data. It is the only one I have seen.

Moved from Mydas Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

It seems that M. fulvifrons might also be a possibility.

M. fulvifrons
That is certainly possible. However, I do recall the red/orange marking on the abdomen as being "restricted" to one abdominal segment as seen here , and not so consistent with M. fulvifrons. Again, I could be wrong, and I do not have any additional photos that show the markings. Tough little critters to photograph as I recall. They don't stay in one spot very long.

fulvifrons is more slender-bo
fulvifrons is more slender-bodied and doesn't have a velvety scutum

Mydas clavatus
Thanks for the help.

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