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Robberfly - Laphria janus

Robberfly - Laphria janus
Fremont, Montana, USA
August 19, 2017
Subfamily Laphriinae. In Europe, first impression would be Laphria flava - but this fly is smaller and abdomen is distinctly orange, never seen in flava.

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Laphria janus male (based on
Laphria janus male (based on locality of photo).

Cor: technically in a distinct subgroup of exclusively American "Laphria" spp. -- for which a new name is needed. ('True' Laphria, same subgroups as in Europe, are in America as well.)

 
Wow! Thanks Eric!
Great, thanks for species ID. Looking at http://swb.usachoice.net/laphriini/laphria/laphria-w.htm I arrived at the wrong conclusion.... (fernaldi). So what went wrong here?

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