Coleoptera-Wedge-shaped Beetles (Ripiphoridae) » Ripiphorus - Ripiphorus rex
Peoples Canyon, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
May 1, 2009
Found in transition zone of Mojave and Sonora Desert ovipositing into a composite flower bud. All the while I was photographing it I thought it was some neat Syrphid fly. I didn't notice the ovipositor until I looked at the image on the computer.
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