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.
Wikipedia, Physocephala rufipes
Van Veen M., 2010. Physocephala key