Beelike Robber Fly: Laphria macquarti

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

Beelike Robber Fly

Hi 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.

Laphria macquarti

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