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Robber Fly - Laphystia

Robber Fly - Laphystia
A few miles west of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, USA
May 16, 2014
Size: 1/2 inch
Perching on bare red earth. Appeared to be some bare salty areas within a few feet but I didn't taste them to prove it. Also gypsum in the area.

Moved from Robber Flies.

No ochreifrons in KS
Likely varipes with those reddish hind femora.

Which genus?

was the correct genus.

Thanks -- there wasn't a listing on BugGuide so wasn't sure. I did find a listing on your Arkansas Robber site but no photo. Thanks

How about Laphystia ochreifrons

Moved for expert attention.
Moved from ID Request.

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