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Physocephala cf. rufipes Fabricius, 1781

Physocephala cf. rufipes-Barhal1.JPG <b><i>Euphydryas aurinia</b></i> Rottemburg, 1775||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/09/19/20170919095045-9d124a50-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Campanula lactiflora</b></i> M. Bieb., 1875||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/09/15/20170915092606-bb7e6dcd-th.jpg><b><i>Euphydryas aurinia</b></i> Rottemburg, 1775||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/09/19/20170919095045-9d124a50-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Campanula lactiflora</b></i> M. Bieb., 1875||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/09/15/20170915092606-bb7e6dcd-th.jpg><b><i>Euphydryas aurinia</b></i> Rottemburg, 1775||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/09/19/20170919095045-9d124a50-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Campanula lactiflora</b></i> M. Bieb., 1875||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/09/15/20170915092606-bb7e6dcd-th.jpg><b><i>Euphydryas aurinia</b></i> Rottemburg, 1775||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/09/19/20170919095045-9d124a50-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Campanula lactiflora</b></i> M. Bieb., 1875||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2017/09/15/20170915092606-bb7e6dcd-th.jpg>

Physocephala cf. rufipes Fabricius, 1781
Common names: Gewoon knuppeltje [Nl]

Barhal, ARTVİN ● Turkey

Description: Conopidae of 10-18 mm length. It is a strangely shaped fly with a ‘waisted’ appearance. The head and thorax area are quite broad, and the end of the abdomen has a bulbous ending.
The femora 1-2 are uniformly reddish. The female has an abdomen black with reddish pattern in addition to the yellowish bands of dust.

Biology: The adults are nectar feeders, regularly visiting flowers, between May to August. Their larvae are endoparasites of bumble bees of the genus Bombus.

Habitat: Flower rich areas.

Distribution: Much of Europe, Western Asia.

References:
Nature Spot
Wikipedia, Physocephala rufipes
Van Veen M., 2010. Physocephala key




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