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Photo#999743
?bee or fly - Physoconops - female

?bee or fly - Physoconops - Female
sanford, seminole County, Florida, USA
September 21, 2014
Size: <1 inch
hope this helps with the ID,

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?bee or fly - Physoconops - female ?bee or fly - Physoconops - female

Moved

Moved
Moved from Subgenus Pachyconops.

Thanks for adding this 2nd image to the post, Jim. It's very difficult to get a photo from just the right angle in the field for showing the facial grooves...especially when the mouthparts are folded up and the flap-like facial ridges pretty much enclose and obscure the facial grooves, as appears to be the case here.

But even though I can't clearly discern the facial grooves here, I'm convinced this is P. floridanus due to the theca being "distinctly longer than the height of its tergite" (cf. key near end of Camras (2007)), as well as the red on the cheeks. It also fits well with the description of P. floridanus in Camras (1955).

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