Thread subject: :: French Guianan - Conopidae

Posted by AaronS on 11-01-2019 00:49

Definitely subfamily Conopinae, based on the terminal style and the long, forward-pointing (and un-jointed) haustellum.

From the basally swollen hind-femur and apically widened hind-tibia, and also the relatively short flagellomere...I'd guess genus Physocephala. But there could be other candidate genera I'm unaware of in the region.

PS: Looks like someone (a bird?) took a bite of its wing-tips!
PPS: This is a male, from the absence of a theca under the 5th sternite.

Edited by AaronS on 11-01-2019 00:54