This genus is also small. Two recognized species in the US. This is Lampria rubriventris. These are small to medium creatures at ten to fifteen mm. Green eyed, they also have the flattened proboscis sheath like Laphria and are apparently closely related to the big Laphria genus. We have both species of Lampria here in Arkansas. This species ranges over to WY and CO. It is not well seen in this shot but that orange on the anterior abdomen can be almost electrically bright. I found these in open fields near woods. Never heavily concentrated. Skittish and visually alert at all times, they often perch at a thirty to forty degree down angle, which is unusual for robbers.

These are open area robbers. Note the orange tibias on the first two legs. Our other Lampria has black tibias on these same legs. And the thorax on the second species (L. bicolor) would appear more whitish. Most L. bicolor  would have nearly an all orangish abdomen. It is strictly eastern. Alert and very lovely robbers. Like souped-up Laphria.

Norm's shot from Camp. Note the extent of orange is almost full here in this broadside shot.

And Norm returns to Camp in 2011 hunting grasshoppers and finds another posed Lampria rubriventris.

Topside. Wary. Also from Camp.

Compare the other species Lampria bicolor. Dark legs and less gold dusting on the thorax. Abdomen looks more punctate.

Different angle on the same Lampria bicolor. Note black and white face instead of golden.