bee-like robber fly

(Laphria spp.)

               
     

bee-like robber fly (Laphria sp.)

 

   
   
   
   
   
Size

Total Length: ½ to ¾


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Sources: 7, 24, 27, 29, 30.


Comments

Large Family
With 7,003 species in 530 genera worldwide, robber flies are one of the largest and most abundant families of insects alive today. Bee-like robber flies, as their name suggests, resemble bees. There are 240 species of bee-like robber flies, 62 species in North America north of Mexico.


Taxonomy

Order:

Diptera (gnats, mosquitoes, true flies)

 

Suborder:

Brachycera (circular-seamed flies, mouches muscoïdes, muscoid flies, short-horned flies)

 

Infraorder:

Muscomorpha

 

Superfamily:

Asiloidea

 

Family:

Asilidae (robber flies)

 

Subfamily:

Laphriinae

 

Tribe:

Laphriini

 
Subordinate Taxa

bee-like robber fly (Laphria index)

bee-like robber fly (Laphria ithypyga)

bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria posticata)

bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria sacrator)

bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica)

 
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Common
Names

bee-like robber fly

bumble bee mimic robber fly


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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bee-like robber fly (Laphria index)

An Awesome Robberfly

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bee-like robber fly (Laphria index or Laphria ithypyga)

  bee-like robber fly (Laphria index or Laphria ithypyga)    
       

bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica)

  bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica)    

       
       
       

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Alfredo Colon
7/19/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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