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bog Laphria - Laphria posticata - male

bog Laphria - Laphria posticata - Male
Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
July 8, 2014
Another one from my boggy birthday expedition. This critter actually landed on my knuckles and stayed there while I took a few photos! Looks like Massachusetts has at least a half-dozen species of yellow-and-black fluffy Laphria species, possibly not identifiable to species from photos, but I'll try anyway, just in case...

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bog Laphria - Laphria posticata - male bog Laphria - Laphria posticata - male

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Thanks Ben! So how does one distinguish this species from the 4-5 other yellow-and-black Laphria species in MA?

 
posticata
Nominate posticata has yellowish pile laterally on the 3rd ab. tergite, and on the 4th and 5th tergites. The pronotal hairs are yellow, and the scutellar bristles are black.

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