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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Laphria divisor

Robber fly - Laphria divisor Robber Fly - Laphria divisor Laphria divisor - male 9023845 Laphria - Laphria divisor - male unidentified - Laphria divisor - male - female Robber - Laphria divisor - female Asilid - Laphria divisor - male 3015815 Laphria - Laphria divisor
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 divisor (Laphria divisor)
Explanation of Names
Laphria divisor (Banks 1917)
e. US (ME-FL to WI-AR) & ON(1)
Apparently mimetic of Dolichovespula maculata (Bald-faced Hornet) (Bromley 1950).