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Species Laphria divisor

Our fifth Chicago Laphria - Laphria divisor Robber fly - Laphria divisor Robber Fly - Laphria divisor - male Robberfly - Laphria divisor bumble bee mimic robber fly - Laphria divisor - female Robber Fly - Bee-mimic - possible Laphria - Laphria divisor Asilid - Laphria divisor - male Asilid - Laphria divisor - male
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).