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Subgenus Gyroconops

First CA Phyosoconops post - Physoconops sylvosus - female First CA Phyosoconops post - Physoconops sylvosus - female Male Male Small Black Conopinae - Physoconops sylvosus conopid - Physoconops sylvosus - female conopid - Physoconops sylvosus - female Conopidae - Physoconops sylvosus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
Family Conopidae (Thick-headed Flies)
Subfamily Conopinae
Genus Physoconops
No Taxon Subgenus Gyroconops
Numbers
1 sp. in our area (sylvosus).
Identification
Third antennal segment more than two-thirds as long as second; frons shorter than wide; vertex large, as long as frons.
Remarks
This subgenus has a single species in our area, Physoconops (Gyroconops) sylvosus. Remarks on the subgenus can be found in Camras (1955) starting on pg. 174.
Keys appear in Williston (1882), Camras (1955), and Camras & Hurd(1)
Print References
Camras, Sidney (1955), "A Review of the New World Flies of the Genus Conops and Allies (Diptera: Conopidae)", Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus., Vol. 105, pp. 155-187 (Full Text).
Works Cited
1.The Conopid Flies of California
Sidney Camras and Paul D. Hurd, Jr. 1957. University of California Press.