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Photo#41871
Corydalid - Chauliodes rastricornis - male

Corydalid - Chauliodes rastricornis - Male
Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida, USA
January 30, 2006
Size: 4.7cm

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Corydalid - Chauliodes rastricornis - male Corydalid - Chauliodes rastricornis - male Corydalid - Chauliodes rastricornis - male Corydalid - Chauliodes rastricornis - male

How about...
C. rastricornis based on Patrick's comments under this shot?

 
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Could very well be. Do you think I should submit it as that? I have no experience with fishflies. Maybe it is something I should have collected (Actually, I probably should have, as I have a taxonomy class coming up).

 
Yes, male C. rastricornis
Black marks on head and pronotum distinctive for this species, especially visible here:



Date is also distinctive, I believe. Guide to the Megaloptera and Aquatic Neuroptera of Florida quoted in the guide page says:

Larval collections of Chauliodes from Florida are scant compared to the numerous adult collections. Chauliodes rastricornis is the more common of the 2 species and adults have been collected year-round in Florida, whereas adults of C. pectinicornis have been collected primarily during Spring and Summer months....

The pectinate (comb-like) antennae show this is a male.

A nice addition, showing the winter occurrence in Florida.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

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