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Photo#1278640
Dirhinus? - Dirhinus

Dirhinus? - Dirhinus
County Road A003, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA
August 19, 2016
Size: 4.5 mm
Collected by using a sweep net on flowering plants on the side of County Road A003 (State Rte-9), Anthony, NM 88021. Coordinates: 31.791563, -107.159106.

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Moved
Moved from Chalcidid Wasps.

Yes…
This is a great, rare find. The group is distinguished by an elongated body, the frons prolonged into two hornlike projections, elongated mandibles, and the hind tibia prolonged into sharp spinelike projections. Hosts are primarily dipteran, but other groups including leps and a few braconids are also on the menu.

See reference here.

 
and to think that I almost released
this little critter before taking a few shots! I was tired and ready to quit, but kept on shooting when I saw its head that looks as it was split in half. I love the way its antennae fit nicely in the middle of its "horns".
Thank you Ross! I appreciate your help and explanation.

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