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Ceraturgus elizabethae

Ceraturgus elizabethae
Patuxent Branch Trail, Howard County, Maryland, USA
June 29, 2009
I was ecstatic when I noticed this beautiful wasp mimic - a rare robberfly genus and a new one for me. Check out those antennae!

A recent article on the genus, Ceraturgus by Barnes (2008) suggests that this species has only been recorded in Maryland once before.

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C. elizabethae has more than one form, with more banding and a different facial coloration, I don't think this is that species. This is so different from our local elizabethae I have to favor fasciatus here. It is definitely Ceraturgus. I will send this to Dr. Barnes.

The more I look at it, I think you are right. I sent it on to the expert of experts in this genus.

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