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Bombyliidae: Conophorus ♂.
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Turkey, Antalya, Kumluca, Yazir, 2023.04.11, meadow with bushes and single trees. Length 7 mm. Is it possible to identify species? As I know, there is a key for Turkey Conophorus (Bowden, J. 1967. Species of the genus Conophorus Meigen (Dipt., Bombyliidae) from Turkey), but I can't find it, I would be grateful if someone could help.
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I did few photos of genitalia. Looks a bit like a Conophorus caucasicus to me though this species is not listed in Turkey fauna.
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I don't have the paper by Bowden. You can rule out some species with two later papers:

Dils, J. and H. Özbek. 2006. A new species of the genus Conophorus (Diptera:
Bombyliidae) from Turkey. Phegea 34:107-110. https://www.biodi...pdf/167755
Hasbenli, A. et al. 1998. Conophorus aktashi sp.n., A new Species of the Bombyliidae (Diptera) from Turkey. https://www.resea...rom_Turkey

There is also a 1995 paper by Hasbenli and Aktaş in one of the Gazi University journals, "Contributions to Conophorus MEIGEN, 1803 species of Turkey". I have not seen it online.
 
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Thank you, John. The first paper is about C. nobilis group, flies with 3 r cells. C. actashi also differs from my fly (black haltere knob, long proboscis).
I found 14 Turkey Conophorus species listed in a few publications (Hasbenli and Evenhuis 2000, Dils and Özbek 2006 a, Dils and Özbek 2006 b ). I used the key of Zaitsev (Zaitsev 1966. Parasitic flies of the family Bombyliidae (Diptera) in the fauna of Transcaucasia), which covers the major part of Turkey species and also some other publications. 7 species have 3 r cells (C. nobilis group): C. anatolicus, C. bombyliformis, C. gracilis, C. nobilis, C. rjabovi, C. simplex, C. syriacus. 4 species have black haltere knob (my fly has entirely yelow haltere): C. aktashi, C. anatolicus, C. rossicus, C. virescens. C. glaucescens has diffferent scutellum (some nice photos in Inaturalist), C. bivittatus has spotted wings. According A. Hasbenli description (1995 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abdullah-Hasbenli/publication/289673103_Turkiye_Conophorus_Meigen_1803_Turlerine_Katkilar_Diptera_Bombyliidae/links/569fbbfc08ae2c638eb7c00f/Tuerkiye-Conophorus-Meigen-1803-Tuerlerine-Katkilar-Diptera-Bombyliidae.pdf), C. asiaticus looks different to me, but I am not expert. The last species C. storthus is endemics for Turkey and unfortunately I did not found any description. So it seems that 12 species from the list can be exluded and the last two might be probable. Or possible a new species for Turkey.
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