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Species detail

Conopidae (Thick-headed flies)

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Taxonomy

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Description

Flies in the family Conopidae often look similar to wasps in body shape and/or coloration. Adults have a long, slender proboscis which they use to drink nectar from flowers. Larvae are internal parasites of other insects - usually bees, wasp, or ants, and the adult females of some species lay their eggs on adult bees or wasps while in flight.

Nest Structure

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Hole Sizes

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Voltinism

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Activity Period

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References

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Minnesota Record Map

These data are from the Minnesota Bee Atlas project.

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