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Species Lepidophora lutea

Lepidophora lutea bee fly - Lepidophora lutea A fly I first thought was a moth - Lepidophora lutea Bee fly with yellow & black thorax stripes, fuzzy yellow-then-black abdomen, fuzzy black proboscis, grey wings. black eyes  - Lepidophora lutea Lepidophora lutea Is this Lepidophora lutea ? - Lepidophora lutea Which Lepidophora? - Lepidophora lutea Unknown Robber Fly - Lepidophora lutea - male - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Bombyliidae (Bee Flies)
Subfamily Ecliminae
Genus Lepidophora
Species lutea (Lepidophora lutea)
Explanation of Names
Lepidophora lutea Painter 1962
lutea = 'yellow'
the pale scales are mostly yellow, and there are abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segment
e. US (ME-FL to MN-MO-LA) & ON(1)