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mosquito - Toxorhynchites rutilus

mosquito - Toxorhynchites rutilus
Durham, North Carolina, USA
June 3, 2012

Beautiful insect, beautiful picture
I just missed an even better shot. We've had a lot of rain in Mississippi this spring, and the mosquitoes are already out. One of these was on my old oak tree, on the edge of the sunshine late in the afternoon, with the moss under its feet. Perfect pose, but it flew off on me!! Dang. I'd love to raise these, but I hear it's not easy. Must feed live chow.

Moved from ID Request.

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