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unknown fly - Laphria sericea

unknown fly - Laphria sericea
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA
June 27, 2009
along wooded trail at approx 3000 ft elevation


moving to guide page

A robber fly in the genus Laphria
same comment as above!

bee-like robber fly, Laphria sericea - / aktis complex
That's a neat looking one. I've never run across a robber fly that's orange. I found some close matches and info. I'm not an expert, but I think it's the right track.

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