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Leptogaster flavipes? - Leptogaster flavipes

Leptogaster flavipes? - Leptogaster flavipes
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 15, 2011
Size: Approx 1 inch
Seems to match photos and descriptions under Leptogaster flavipes.

Moved from Robber Flies.

Highlighted by backlight. This female appears to be flavipes.

L. murinus?
The contrast between the scutum and lower abdomen, and the dark half of the hind tibia argue for L. murinus. I know that this is supposed to be out of range, but I have taken several specimens of this species in Virginia, and I think it might be more present in the east then we think. Other comments appreciated.

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