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Physocephala furcillata Fly

Scientific Name: Physocephala furcillata

Family: Conopidae

Native Range: Northeastern United States and southern Canada, Pennsylvania*

Size: 10-12 mm (0.39 – 0.47 in)*

Active: July – August*

Color and Appearance: “Blackish…but often with subtle bronze or reddish-brown overtones. Discal cell hyaline, costal cell light brown. White spots on shoulder pads small to absent. No white marks on thorax sides. Cheeks black, facial grooves pale.”*

Adults eat nectar. The larva are believed to be parasites on bees.*

*From BugGuide.net (https://bugguide.net/node/view/687895)

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