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Species Laphria trux

Laphria trux - male Laphria trux - male Laphria trux - male wasp's lunch? - Laphria trux - female wasp's lunch? - Laphria trux - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Asilidae (Robber Flies)
Subfamily Laphriinae
Genus Laphria (Bee-like Robber Flies)
Species trux (Laphria trux)
Explanation of Names
Laphria trux McAtee 1919
Identification
Large silver patch of hairs typically in front of the scutellum.
Range
CA-Baja(1) (mainly so. CA, Sta. Barbara Co. to San Diego Co.)
Habitat
chaparral and dry forest vegetation in mountains