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For the United States & Canada

Species Laphria saffrana

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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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