Autumn Laphria Laphria affinis (Wiedemann, 1828)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Laphria   


Unlike other members of the genus, this species is active as an adult in autumn, from September until late October or even November if temperatures are mild. It is strongly associated with pine forest, where it lands on dead pine logs or standing dead trees.


Flies in the fall. Note the yellow front legs, black abdomen, and black mystax. Seasonality separates from all other species in genus.

There are 20 records in the project database.

View images at BugGuide

View taxon at iNaturalist

View taxon at NatureServe

Search Google Images

Search MBP Facebook posts (beta | requires login)

[View seasonality details]
An Autumn Laphria in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/16/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Autumn Laphria eating prey in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/23/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

An Autumn Laphria in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/14/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A female Autumn Laphria in Charles Co., Maryland (9/7/2009). Photo by Eric Gofreed. (MBP list)

View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.