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Laphria astur - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Laphria astur, a member of Bee-like Robber Flies (Genus Laphria)

Based on image search on BugGuide and this useful comment there by Eric Fisher. If I understand correctly, the yellow hairs on the "shoulder" area anterior to the base of the wing separate this species from the similar L. sackeni.

Posted by kueda about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Laphria astur - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
ericisley's ID: Laphria astur, a member of Bee-like Robber Flies (Genus Laphria)
Posted by ericisley over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks!

Posted by kueda over 3 years ago (Flag)
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I am basing my ID on what Eric Fisher said and images I looked at, Not sure I am 100% correct though but it looks like a match

Posted by ericisley over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Laphria astur - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Laphria astur, a member of Bee-like Robber Flies (Genus Laphria)
Laphria astur - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Laphria astur, a member of Bee-like Robber Flies (Genus Laphria)
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