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Species Physoconops nigrimanus

Curated specimen from the Essig Museum - Physoconops nigrimanus - male Curated specimen from the Essig Museum - Physoconops nigrimanus - male Curated specimen from the Essig Museum - Physoconops nigrimanus - male Curated specimen from the Essig Museum - Physoconops nigrimanus - male Curated specimen from the Essig Museum - Physoconops nigrimanus - male
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 Physoconops)
Species nigrimanus (Physoconops nigrimanus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperlinks below lead to original descriptions:
    Conops nigrimanus Bigot 1887. Soc. Ent. de France, Ann. ser. 6, 7:38
    Conops striatifrons Kröber 1915. Arch. Naturg., vol. 81, Abt. a, Heft 5, p. 132.
    Conops limuva Brimley, 1927 Ent. News 38:235
Identification
This is the only Physoconops species in our area having a sharply-defined dark "T"-pattern on the frons. (Note: Nearly all species of the closely related genus Physocephala have such a "T"-pattern on the frons...but they can be separated using other characters, see here.)
Range
Nebr. to NJ, s. to TX and FL (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.A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
Alan Stone, et al. 1965. United States Department of Agriculture.