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Species Laphria macquarti

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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)
22-27 mm
Active in spring
Seems to prefer small beetles, but would eat other insects, even other robber flies
Appears to mimic the bumble bee Bombus pensylvanicus (=americanorum)
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