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Asilidae Morocco
libor
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Posted on 12-02-2019 20:32
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Can I get the name of this bumblebee-like Asilid from Morocco?
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This is probably Laphria bomboides, she seems to have lost some hair at the tip of the abdomen.
Greetings,

Reinoud

Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium: https://www.jeugdbondsuitgeverij.nl/product/field-guide-to-the-robberflies-of-the-netherlands-and-belgium/

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Thank you very much for your ID!
The specimen was collected and stored by a coleopterists, that is probably the reason for the lost hair...
 
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