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Possible Mallota Flies in copula - Laphria thoracica - male - female

Possible Mallota Flies in copula - Laphria thoracica - Male Female
East Greenville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 31, 2012
Size: Each was about 17-21mm

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Moved from ID Request.

Laphria thoracica
These are actually robber flies, Laphria thoracica. This color morph is superficially similar to Mallota sp. because they likely mimic the same species of bumblebee.

 
Hello Ben, Thanks for the
Hello Ben,

Thanks for the ID. I will take a look at that genus/species.

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Not mallota
These are Robberflies, in the genus Laphria. While you wait for an id, you can use the search function, using the genus name to take a peek through the species pages.

 
Hello DeeDee, I would also
Hello DeeDee,

I would also like to thank you for the quick ID. I will see what the BugGuide images look like.

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