Unknown fly or bee?
Location: Abbeville, Louisiana
April 15, 2011 5:02 pm
Found this bug in my yard today. It is slow moving and stayed stationary a lot.
Signature: Thanks, Marcelle
This is a Beelike Robber Fly in the genus Laphria, and it fits the description of Laphria macquarti on BugGuide which describes it as: “Yellow on first few segments of the abdomen and the tibia of the middle leg.” It is a very effective Bumble Bee mimic.