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Species Laphria saffrana

Robber Fly #8 - Laphria saffrana - female Bee-like Robber Fly - Laphria saffrana What mimicry! - Laphria saffrana TX Robber Fly Laphria? - Laphria saffrana - male - female robber fly - Laphria saffrana Robber Fly - Laphria saffrana Robber Fly - Laphria saffrana Laphria saffrana
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 saffrana (Laphria saffrana)
Explanation of Names
Laphria saffrana Fabricius 1805
Range
e. US (PA-FL-TX)(1)

*I consider the PA record to be dubious at best. (BC)
Remarks
considered to be a mimic of the southern yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa) queen(2)
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