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Robber Fly - Laphria sacrator

Robber Fly - Laphria sacrator
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
June 26, 2004
ID given by Mike Thomas.

Laphria
Nice shot. Not known to occur down into my area of AR. Distinct combination of the first few abdominal segments yellow and both fore and midlegs yellow haired. May make it to NC.

 
Looks a lot like your Laphria
Looks a lot like your Laphria affinus, except this has yellow on part of the abdomen.

 
Laphria
Yes, except for the facial hair appearance and color. And L affinus has the very luxuriant looking hair. I bet sacrator is a spring only species.

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