Species Details

Laphria vultur

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SeasonalityAdults have been found from late May to late July. IdentificationMedium-large flies, 20 mm in length. Laphria vultur is robust-looking with a general gold/orange coloration, due to copious amounts of reddish-orange hair (pubescence) covering the entirety of the head, thorax, and abdomen. The pubescence of other species in the genus Laphria is generally less distinct and sparser. Pubescence is most intense on the abdomen and face, with the mystax (hairs surrounding the mouthparts) and mane (surrounding the hypopharynx) slightly lighter in color. Long raptorial legs are covered in moderately thick black and reddish-orange pubescence, with long claws at the end of the tarsi for capturing and subduing prey (McAtee 1919; Adisoemarto 1967)

Scientific Name Laphria vultur Habitat Open glades within montane and Cordilleran forests of western North America; generally mixed deciduous/coniferous. Occasionally found in open grasslands (Cannings 1994, 1997). Seasonality Adults have been found from late May to late July. Identification
Medium-large flies, 20 mm in length. Laphria vultur is robust-looking with a general gold/orange coloration, due to copious amounts of reddish-orange hair (pubescence) covering the entirety of the head, thorax, and…
Medium-large flies, 20 mm in length. Laphria vultur is robust-looking with a general gold/orange coloration, due to copious amounts of reddish-orange hair (pubescence) covering the entirety of the head, thorax, and abdomen. The pubescence of other species in the genus Laphria is generally less distinct and sparser. Pubescence is most intense on the abdomen and face, with the mystax (hairs surrounding the mouthparts) and mane (surrounding the hypopharynx) slightly lighter in color. Long raptorial legs are covered in moderately thick black and reddish-orange pubescence, with long claws at the end of the tarsi for capturing and subduing prey (McAtee 1919; Adisoemarto 1967)
Life History See genus page. Conservation The conservation of Laphria vultur is not a concern. Diet Info See genus page. Range Laphria vultur is found from southern British Columbia to California, and east to Mississippi (McAtee 1919; Adisoemarto 1967; Cannings 1994).

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"Species Details - Laphria vultur, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-33850. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Dupuis, J. R.
Role species page author
Date 2009

References

Specimen Information

There is 1 specimen of this Species.

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UASM201996 - Laphria vultur

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Lewis county, Packwood Lake Collected ByBonn, A. E. Date Collected1932-04-04

Adult Seasonal Distribution