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Efferia albibarbis - female

Efferia albibarbis - Female
Howell Woods, Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
May 29, 2008
Size: 14 mm
Same individual with prey.
Originally thought to be Efferia apicalis--see comments! Thanks for correction.
Image updated 3/4/2020.
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Efferia albibarbis - female Efferia albibarbis - female Efferia albibarbis - female

Moved from Efferia apicalis. See recent comment. Thanks, Tristan!

Efferia albibarbis
This female is different from the male you posted. The female in these two photos is albibarbis-- notice how the mystax is all white, the ovipositor is relatively short and stout (for an Efferia), and the legs have lots of short white hairs. Definitely not in the aestuans group (where apicalis is).

Detail image...
...zooming in on the characters you mentioned:

You might consider requesting that John VanDyk make you an editor or other classification that will allow you to see full-size images. That would be very handy for this sort of detail. Ordinary contributors can only see medium-size images of maximum width 560 pixels.

Again, many thanks for sharing your expertise.

Moved from Efferia. Thanks again to Herschel Raney for this identification.

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