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Genus Laphria - Bee-like Robber Flies

Robber Fly - Laphria - male Robber Fly - Laphria Robber Fly - Laphria Robber Fly - Laphria - female Robber Fly - Laphria posticata Robber Fly - Laphria canis - male Robber Fly - Laphria unicolor Robber - Laphria thoracica
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Asilidae (Robber Flies)
Subfamily Laphriinae
Genus Laphria (Bee-like Robber Flies)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Bombomima Enderlein
Explanation of Names
Laphria Meigen 1803
Greek Laphria (Λαφρια), an epithet of Artemis, perhaps related to laphyra (λαφυρα) 'spoils taken in war'(1)(2)
62 spp. in our area, 240 total(3)
worldwide, most diverse in Eurasia and NA(3)
adults predaceous on flying insects, including bees and other robber flies
See Also
Mallophora & other bee-mimicking robber flies; Bumblebees, Bombus
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