Ashy Laphria Laphria cinerea (Back, 1904)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Laphria   

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Laphria cinerea is a distinctive species, black with whitish hair, especially conspicuous on the legs. This species prefers pine logs and stumps, and tends to fly early in the season for a Laphria. Records from Virginia range from mid-April to the end of May (Bedel 2010).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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An Ashy Laphria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2016). Identification verified by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

An Ashy Laphria specimen from Clinton Co., Pennsylvania (coll. B.Leppo, malaise trap 6/2011). Photo by Ben Coulter. (MBP list)

An Ashy Laphria specimen from Clinton Co., Pennsylvania (coll. B.Leppo, malaise trap 6/2011). Photo by Ben Coulter. (MBP list)


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