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Is this Laphria? - Laphria thoracica

Is this Laphria? - Laphria thoracica
Churchville Nature Center, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 15, 2005
Size: 12-15 mm.
This is a pretty big ugly bug. Is it Laphria?
Southeastern PA


Ugly? In no way. I've met many humans I liked less. Laphria? Yes. Probably thoracica but angle is difficult. L. thoracica often have this orange leg effect. And the other visible markings are right. The giant Laphria grossa and lata should be emerging this week in much of the east. Watch for them. They are not ugly either.

Yes, Laphria:-)
Ugly? Maybe if you think "Laugh-ri-a" it will get prettier:-)

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