No Common Name Laphria flavicollis Say, 1824
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Laphria   

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Laphria flavicollis is probably the most common Laphria, sensu stricto, in much of the east. This species breeds in logs in deciduous forest, and is often found feeding on sunlit vegetation or edges of fields. The adult activity period ranges from mid-late April into July.

Description:

The yellow pile of the thorax contrasting with the black abdomen is somewhat distinctive, but it is similar to Laphria virginica. L. flavicollis has long, yellow scutellar bristles, while these bristles are shorter and black on virginica. L. virginica is also generally stockier in build compared to flavicollis.

There are 15 records in the project database.

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Laphria flavicollis in Harford Co., Maryland (7/2/2016). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

Laphria flavicollis in Harford Co., Maryland (7/2/2016). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

Laphria flavicollis in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/18/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Laphria flavicollis in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/10/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A bee-mimic robberfly, a female Laphria flavicollis, in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/17/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Laphria flavicollis in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/19/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Laphria flavicollis in New Castle Co., Delaware (5/19/2006). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A female Laphria flavicollis in Howard Co., Maryland (5/25/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Laphria flavicollis in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/19/2016). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Laphria flavicollis in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/1/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A mating pair of Laphria flavicollis in Washington Co., Maryland (5/23/2015). Verified by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Laphria flavicollis in Howard Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

A Laphria flavicollis feeding on a Honey Bee in Washington Co., Maryland (6/3/2017). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)


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