Laphria floridensis (Bromley):

    face upper and central portions of upper face with usual compliment of hairs, the longer hairs erect and yellow, the shorter hairs hairs yellow, somewhat procumbent, and overalpping the top of the gibbosity; laterally these shorter hairs grade into procumbent yellow hairs, which project over the gibbosity to each side; hairs on gibbosity erect, yellow above about one-fifth distance from top of oral margin to top of gibbosity in middle, and from above about one-half the depth of the gibbosity along the eye margins; hairs on lower portion of gibbosity black; laterally these black hairs also extend dorsally along the eye margin, reaching two-thirds the distance to the top of the gibbosity; the area framed on each side of the oral margin by the gibbosity dorsally, and the inner margin of the eye dorsolaterally, is bare

    beard in male, black on upper half, except for some yellow hairs near vertex; on lower half black along border of eye margin, and mixed black and yellow on back of head; in female, black on both upper and lower halves, except for some yellow hairs near vertex, that correspond to the black hairs in that position in the male

    hairs underneath the proboscis yellow in male; mostly black in female (a few yellow hairs are intermixed)

    palpal hairs yellow on first segment, black on second segment

    postpronotal lobes with long black hairs on anterior four-fifths in male, and on anterior three-fourths in female; posterior portions of lobes with long yellow hairs, which are continuous with those on the mesonotum

    mesonotum in male evenly covered, except for extreme lateral notopleurae, with medium-long yellow hairs, about one-third of which are erect, and two-thirds recumbent; the latter completely obscuring the ground color; these hairs do not strike one as being quite as thickly set as those of the closely-related L. macquarti, although from a distance they do exhibit the same slight greenish-yellow tint; extreme lateral portions of notopleurae with strip of erect black hairs; posterior calli with long yellow hairs; female similar, except that hairs on notopleurae are yellow (but never-the-less the extreme lateral notopleurae appear black, because the black ground color of the cuticle shows through)

    tuft of hairs in front of wings black

    tuft of hairs in front of haltere mixed black and yellow

    scutellar hairs in male medium length, black, and slanted at about a 45 degree angle backwards on disk; on margin long, erect, and black; female similar, except that 1) a few yellow hairs are present on the anterior portion of the disk, 2) the hairs on the posterior portion of the disk are so short, thin and sparsely distributed that the ground color of the cuticle is obvious, making the scutellum appear black from a distance in spite of the yellow hairs anteriorly, and 3) a few of the marginal hairs are yellow

    ground color of legs from a distance the ground color appears to be black, but when viewed with a dissecting microscope, from an angle the surface appears to be blue black, and when viewed directly, that is from right angles, with artificial light, it appears to be very dark reddish brown; the surface is also highly reflective and where yellow hairs are present on the tibiae, reflects these as light reddish brown

    fore- and mid-tibiae male with most of posterior surface of the fore-tibiae, and entire length of the dorsal half of the mid-tibiae, with yellow hairs; female similar, except that on the fore-tibiae the yellow hairs are sparse and not at all prominent, making the appendage look black from a distance

    hind tibiae black-haired

    hind femora with dorsal flange of long yellow hairs, reaching from near base to about three-fourths distance to apex; apex or "knee" entirely black haired

    abdominal segments tergites 1-3 yellow haired, except for some black hairs at extreme lateral margins; yellow hairs also present in thin band along anterior margin of tergite 4; rest of tergite 4 and tergites 5-7 entirely covered with long black hairs

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