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Thick-headed fly

Physocephala texana


The thick-headed fly is an amazing wasp mimic. Dark red with black marking and a yellow face. the species has a variable appearance. One set of wings and fly-like antennae help differentiate it from wasp in appearance.


Spotted visiting blackberry blossoms in my backyard.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

It certainly does. Unlike any fly I've ever seen. It's a great spotting!

Brian38 a month ago

Thanks, Neil. When I first spotted it I was sure it was a wasp.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

I know the feeling! Excellent spotting, Brian. Great pics!

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Federal Way, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jun 19, 2021
Submitted on Jun 20, 2021

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