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Species Laphria trux

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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