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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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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 index

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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 index (Laphria index)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Important notes here
Explanation of Names
Laphria index McAtee 1919
12-18 mm(1)
Difficult to impossible to distinguish from L. ithypyga from photographs. Photos that are not conclusively identified should be placed here.
transcontinental (QC-BC to SC-AR-OK-MT-OR)(2)
Original description here
Internet References