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Thick-headed Fly - Physocephala tibialis Habitat: On mountain mint; garden Diptera,Geotagged,Physocephala tibialis,Summer,United States,conopidae,fly,thick-headed fly Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Looks almost like a imitation wasp except the wings not being 4 . Posted one year ago
    1. Yes! It had me fooled at first as I only gave it a quick glimpse and was thinking "wasp" in my head. But, upon closer inspection, I noticed the halteres and thought twice, lol. Posted one year ago
  2. Fantastic! This is definitely on my bucketlist! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! It was a cool find! And, I remember that I nearly skipped over photographing it because I thought it was just another wasp. Derp. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
      1. Couldn't believe it when I first read it's a fly. Very brutal life cycle as well! Posted one year ago
        1. Yes! It's crazy! I would have loved to catch it parasitizing a bee though. Posted one year ago

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''Physocephala tibialis'' is a species of thick-headed fly found throughout the eastern United States, often near flowering plants. The adult fly is primarily black with a yellow face and thin white stripes on the abdomen. It is commonly found along the east coast of the United States and is often found near flowering plants.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Feb 8, 2021. Captured Jul 31, 2020 10:32 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm