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Saffron Robber Fly (Laphria saffrana) At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed (oak-hickory-pine) forest. <br />
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Laphria saffrana is thought to be a Southern Yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa) queen mimic!<br />
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Laphria saffrana is thought to be a Southern Yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa) queen mimic! <br />
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Saffron Robber Fly (Laphria saffrana)

At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed (oak-hickory-pine) forest.

Laphria saffrana is thought to be a Southern Yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa) queen mimic!

Saffron Robber Fly (Laphria saffrana) At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed (oak-hickory-pine) forest.<br />
<br />
Laphria saffrana is thought to be a Southern Yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa) queen mimic! <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80350/saffron_robber_fly_laphria_saffrana.html Geotagged,Laphria saffrana,Spring,United States

    comments (5)

  1. That has to be the most vibrant robber fly I've ever seen! Posted one month ago
    1. Same, Ferdy! It caught my attention immediately! Such a showstopper! Posted one month ago
  2. Love this!! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you! It was definitely one of the main highlights of my week! So striking! Posted one month ago
      1. It's such a nice photo too! Posted one month ago

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''Laphria saffrana'' is a species of robber flies in the family Asilidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jun 12, 2019. Captured Jun 10, 2019 21:43 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/395s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm