Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Diptera Mimicry

Posted by AaronS on 28-11-2018 07:14
#28

The nice pair of lateral + dorsal photos that Tony T posted earlier in this thread (see below) show a very dark specimen of Physocephala furcillata...which is pretty much the only conopine that seems to make it as far northeast as New Brunswick in North America.

Tony T wrote:
This is a North American Physocephala sp. (Conopidae) that closely resembles a Potter Wasp (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae).

diptera.info/forum/attachments/fly23.jpg

In fact, when I first saw this fly on a flower I thought it was a Potter wasp.
Length: 10.5mm excluding antennae. 19 September 2007, New Brunswick, Canada.