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Laphria - Dasylechia atrox - male

Laphria - Dasylechia atrox - Male
Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve, Lake County, Illinois, USA
September 5, 2013

Good Lord
The holy grail of North American robbers.

In 1975 only 13 specimens were known. Not sure anyone had seen one since then. Most in Ohio. Bromley's late date was 29 August. Was an Ohio State University population in the 1930s.


Tom, this is a Dasylechia atr
Tom, this is a Dasylechia atrox male; very nice!

Thanks Eric....looks like I g
Thanks Eric....looks like I got one of the rarest robbers! Super

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