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Robber fly? - Laphria sackeni

Robber fly? - Laphria sackeni
Skyline Ridge OSP, San Mateo County, California, USA
July 15, 2007
Size: 2cm?
I took this a couple of years ago and always thought it was a bee, but it just looked odd. It took me a long time staring at it tonight to decide it was a fly.


Laphria sackeni I believe. Th
Laphria sackeni I believe. This sp. and L. astur look essentially the same in dorsal view; they differ by sackeni having black setae on the pleurae, astur having major patches of yellow setae there. From above, this one looks more black haired in the pleural region.

Moved from Robber Flies.

Laphria. Not divisor in CA.

Yes, Laphria
I think maybe something like L. divisor

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