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Photo#672569
TX - Fly - Physoconops excisus - female

TX - Fly - Physoconops excisus - Female
Liberty County, Texas, USA

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Moved to Physoconops excisus
Moved from Subgenus Pachyconops.

Great series of images! Shows all the essential characters for a clear ID to Physoconops (Pachyconops) excisus using the keys in Camras (1955) and Williston (1882), and is in good agreement with the detailed 1882 description by Williston...except for lacking red on the sides of the 2nd abdominal segment, and red bands at the bases of subsequent few tergites, which I believe are subject to variation. This is clearly a female, from the large theca protruding below the 5th sternite (see 3rd image of series).

Some of the salient characters are:

    A complete post-vertical pollinose stripe; theca huge; frons not entirely dark;
    cheeks dark; 1st posterior cell mostly dark, costal cell hyaline; 2nd & 3rd antennal segments subequal...and more.

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Moved from Physoconops.

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Moved from ID Request.

Physoconops -
by wing venation and general looks.

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