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Delighted to encounter Ripiphorus rex again! - Ripiphorus rex - female

Delighted to encounter Ripiphorus rex again! - Ripiphorus rex - Female
In Canyon 41, en route to Inner Pasture, Anza-Borrego State Park, San Diego County, California, USA
March 28, 2017
Initially I had difficulty counting antennal segments in the various (18) photos I snapped of this female. For a while, it seemed maybe there were 10 rather than 11 antennal segments...which would lead in the keys to R. epinomiae. But scrutinizing the full-size versions of all my images, I could ascertain there are 9 flabella...which together with the pedicel and scape give 11 antennal segments. So this indeed appears to be R. rex.

For more info, see remarks under 1st image of this series.

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Delighted to encounter Ripiphorus rex again! - Ripiphorus rex - female Delighted to encounter Ripiphorus rex again! - Ripiphorus rex - female Delighted to encounter Ripiphorus rex again! - Ripiphorus rex - female Delighted to encounter Ripiphorus rex again! - Ripiphorus rex - female