|Conopidae keys M. van Veen|
Antennae of, first, Leopoldius with arista implanted on top and, second, Dalmannia, with arista on side.
Head of Leopoldius with short snout.
4.a. Thorax partly or completely reddish -> Conops (vesicularis)
4.b. Thorax black with yellow markings -> Leopoldius (capitatus)
5.a. Abdomen petiolate, the smallest point at the border of the 2nd and 3rd abdominal segment; cross vein at the basis of cell R connects to the underlying cell at twothirds of its length -> Physocephala
5.b. Abdomen gradually widening from base to top or about linear; cross vein at the basis of cell R connects to the underlying cell at alf its length -> Conops
Wings of Physocephala (first) and Conops (last).
6.b. Anal cell long -> 8
Wings of Dalmannia (first) and Myopa (last): Dalmannia has a short anal cel (a).
7.b. Female with a hardly visible theca, without ovipostor, male without threadlike appendix to genitalia -> Myopa (morio)
Abdomen of Dalmannia, left male, right female.
Heads of Zodion, snout bent once and Myopa, snout bent twice.
Head of Myopa, with face extending wide below eyes.
10.b. Brown flies; 8-10 mm -> Sicus
11.b. Abdomen as long as or longer than wings, round; arista fine, hardly segmented -> Melanosoma
Chvala M. 1961. The Czechoslovak species of the subfamily Conopinae. Acta Univers. Carol. Biologica Praha, p: 103-145.
Chvala M. 1965. The Czechoslovak species of the subfamilies Myopinae and Dalmaniinae. Acta Univers. Carol. Biologica Praha, p: 93-143.
Kröber O. 1925. Conopidae. Fliegen der Palaearktische Region 35. Stuttgart.
Kröber O.. 1930. Conopidae. Tierwelt Deutchlands.
Smith K.G.V. 1969. Conopidae. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects X-3a, p: 1-19.
Van Veen M. 1984. De Blaaskopvliegen en roofvliegen van Nederland en België. Jeugdbondsuitgeverij, Utrecht.
Last updated 28.03.2010