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Robber Fly - Laphria

Robber Fly - Laphria
Albany, New Hampshire, USA
June 21, 2005
Size: ~12mm

Moved from / ithypyga complex.

Laphria index complex
Should be a page on this group by now. Laphria index and Laphria ithypyga are inseparable at this point with photos. Both have this hair that is golden but not as bright and dense as Laphria aktis and sericea. Under the scope the hairs look like they have been brushed in conflicting directions like the hair of those overbred Guinea Pigs.

Laphria sp.
I call these "coppertops" for obvious reasons. Think it'll get broader appeal?:-)