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Laphria fernaldi? - Laphria fernaldi

Laphria fernaldi? - Laphria fernaldi
Ross Creek Cedars, Lincoln County, Montana, USA
August 4, 2006
Size: around 20 mm?
Looked similar to the Laphria fernaldi in the guide, but I'm not familiar with Western species.

Mountain Laphria
In Montana it is likely fernaldi. The two western species with red hair prominently on the abdomen are fernaldi and engelhardti. I don't think the other species makes it up into the Montana range. Great insect. Very common in Colorado apparently.

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