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Robber Fly - Laphria index - male

Robber Fly - Laphria index - Male
Ballston Lake, Saratoga County, New York, USA
June 4, 2011
Size: ~ 18 mm?
This large, colorful robber fly landed on a sunny leaf for a meal. I'm happy to see there's a natural predator for the European snout beetles. ID help appreciated.

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Laphria, male
How much orange?
sericea / atkis ? or index / ithypyga ?
Looks more like the second.

 
I agree,
closer to index/ithypyga. Thanks!

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