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Species Laphria macquarti

Robber fly? - Laphria macquarti Bg1067 C9567 - Laphria macquarti - male Bee-like Robber Fly - Laphria macquarti Robber fly? - Laphria macquarti macquarti with Phengodes sp. as prey #2 - Laphria macquarti Laphria macquarti Laphria macquarti - male - female Laphria macquarti  - Laphria macquarti
Classification
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 macquarti (Laphria macquarti)
Explanation of Names
Laphria macquarti (Banks 1917)
Size
22-27 mm
Range
FL-TX-AR(1)
Season
Active in spring
Food
Seems to prefer small beetles, but would eat other insects, even other robber flies
Remarks
Appears to mimic the bumble bee Bombus pensylvanicus (=americanorum)
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