No Common Name Laphria sericea Say, 1823    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Laphria   

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Laphria sericea is part of a complex of large, orange eastern species that are difficult to identify in the field. This complex also includes Laphria aktis, and an undescribed species discovered by Stephen Bullington. Males are distinguishable from genitalia, and can even be determined from a sharp macrophotograph, but females require a specimen. This species can be quite common in deciduous forests.

There are 18 records in the project database.

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Laphria sericea in the Catoctin Mountains, Frederick Co., Maryland (6/2/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Laphria sericea with prey in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Laphria sericea in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/27/2019). (c) dansmall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

A Laphria sericea preying on a scorpionfly (Panorpa helena) in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/7/2014). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Laphria sericea in Harford Co., Maryland (6/4/2020). (c) Nathaniel Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Nathaniel Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Laphria sericea in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2020). (c) emilio_c, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Laphria sericea in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/11/2020). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Laphria sericea in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/11/2020). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Laphria sericea in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/11/2020). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Laphria sericea in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2020). (c) Nathaniel Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Nathaniel Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A pair of Laphria sericea in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/6/2020). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

Laphria sericea in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/11/2020). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)


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