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Thick headed fly - Physoconops floridanus - male

Thick headed fly - Physoconops floridanus - Male
Sweetbay Natural Area by North County Airport, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
July 15, 2011
Size: 15mm
I observed this little fellow at Sweetbay Natural Area and would love to identify him/her.

Moved
Moved from Subgenus Pachyconops.

Keys to P. floridanus in Camras (1955) and agrees well with description there (see info page for links to key and description).

This is a male (no theca on 5th sternite, it's quite large in females of this species).

 
P. floridanus
Thank you so much for the identification!

 
Visiting Florida
Hi Bob,

I'll be visiting Florida this week and not that far from Palm Beach area. I'd love to see P. floridanus while I'm there...I've been working on BugGuide members of this group for a while, but the Florida species are the trickiest (and richest!), and I'm hoping to get a better feel for them by seeing and photograph them in situ.

If you can provide any tips please email me, I'd really appreciate it!

Moved
Moved from Physoconops.

Moved
Moved from Physoconops.

Moved
Moved from Thick-headed Flies.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

Might be something in/near Physocephala:



The experts will be able to say for sure.

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