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Laphria saffrana

Laphria saffrana
Osceola National Forest, Columbia County, Florida, USA
March 15, 2008
Pretty sure this is a Laphria saffrana, it's not the sharpest of photos, as soon as I got the flash output and everything adjusted, I got this one shot and it took off!

Laphria saffrana
Very nice photo. I always get excited when I see a Laphria. I just love those guys and their big beastly appearance.

On a side note, I think that pic would show better rotated 90 degrees clockwise ... just my thoughts.

Sweet pic Will. This species is way up there on my favorite flies list. I'm heading down to AR and OK in the next few weeks and hope to see one in the flesh down there.

I've never seen a Robber with this much color to it, it looks like somebody decided to spraypaint it, thanks for the compliments too! Good luck with your trip!

Prey is an adult assassin bug in the genus Pselliopus.

indeed, and what a lovely picture...

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