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Which Rhynchomitra? - Rhynchomitra microrhina

Which Rhynchomitra? - Rhynchomitra microrhina
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
August 17, 2009
Size: body: 11.5 mm
Length to the wingtips is 1.5 cm.

About to head to bed, I pulled back the curtain to check my patio one last time, and saw THIS strange creature on the screen, so I put my shoes back on and headed out to collect it for photos. This is the first of these I've ever seen, and it posed very nicely after a brief chill in the fridge.

Moved from Planthoppers.

Rhynchomitra microrhina
the one with the longest head

I wouldn't mind running across one of those with my camera in hand. Sorry, I can't help with ID.

It was quite exciting for me!
I brought it in because I couldn't get a good clear angle on it as it sat on my screen, and the more I tried, the more it started to move and I was afraid it would leave. I let it go again after I got some decent shots. =)

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