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Physocephala tibialis Commonly known as hick-headed flies. Exhibiting mimicry of wasps, bees, or flies of the family Syrphidae, (themselves notable bee mimics).<br />
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  1. Whoah!!! Very cool! Posted 3 years 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 Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jun 4, 2019. Captured Jun 28, 2014 08:01 in 378 E Malden Dr, Coal Center, PA 15423, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/99s
  • ISO100
  • 55mm