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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/80351/saffron_robber_fly_laphria_saffrana.html Geotagged,Laphria saffrana,Spring,United States

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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