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Robber - Laphria - female

Robber - Laphria - Female
Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 16, 2007
Looks like Laphria sericea complex
Any chance the angle is good enough for the actual species?

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Robber - Laphria - female Robber - Laphria - female

Moved from / aktis complex.

On the females the 7th segment should be mostly golden in sericea and black in aktis. Tough call here but it looks dark. Pure white and black mystax and beard in this female also points to aktis as well.

thanks Herschel
Probably a dumb question, but how many segments do robbers have?

Never saw this
But they have 8 or 9 visible abdominal segments but generally everything past eight in most groups is modified into something on the genital terminal portions. You can count from 1st segment back to 7th on yours here with this nice abdominal profile.

LOL - sounded like a reasonable Q to me!
Really great color and detail. EXIF says 400mm, so it is the 100-400 by Canon? ...I've always wanted one!

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