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Laphria  - Laphria

Laphria - Laphria
Ashmore Heritage Preserve, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
May 13, 2016
Size: 20-21mm
Found with a cranefly it had just recently caught in an oak-hickory forest with very steep slope

Moved from ID Request.

Female in the L. sericea complex; thanks for the info.
(And while I've heard asilid bites can hurt, I've never been bitten in more than 7 years of working with them. Go figure. :-))

Wow! You are pretty brave holding a robber with your bare hands. I'd hate to feel the result of a puncture. Very painful I've heard. Maybe this guy is too small.

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