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Laphria flavicollis - Mallophora orcina

Laphria flavicollis - Mallophora orcina
Hephzibah, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
August 17, 2012


This is actually a Mallophora. Mallophora and Laphria are both nice bee mimics, but only distantly related (Mallophora is in the subfamily Asilinae, Laphria in the subfamily Laphriinae). The easiest way to tell the two apart is by looking at the last segment of the antenna: Laphriinae have it fat, Asilinae have it thin (like here). Hope that helps!

Thanks Tristan! How do I move it?

I figured it out. :)