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Species Laphria index

Laphria Index? - Laphria index Robber Fly - Laphria index - male Asilidae: Laphria index? - Laphria index Possibly a Robber Fly? - Laphria index Fly - Laphria index Laphria index - male Fly - Laphria index Asilid - Laphria index - 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 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