No Common Name Laphria divisor (Banks, 1917)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Laphria   

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Laphria divisor can be a relatively common fly in deciduous forests in June or July. This species can be distinguished from the superficially similar posticata by noting the color of the scutellar bristles (short and black on posticata, longer and yellow on divisor), and by checking the distribution of yellow pile on the abdomen. L. posticata shows yellow mostly on tergites 3-5, while divisor has yellow primarily on tergites 4-6.

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A Laphria divisor in Washington Co., Maryland (5/17/2019). Determined by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Laphria divisor in Washington Co., Maryland (5/17/2019). Determined by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Mating Laphria divisor in Alachua Co., Florida (4/3/2005). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)


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