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    • Hello Dina,
      This is a female Toxorhina magna from the southeastern US. It is one of a few groups with an elongate rostrum. The “nose” is very long (looking like one of the legs) with minute mouthparts at the tip. The genus Elephantomyia has a similar rostrum, while the genus Helius has only a small one. The genus Geranomyia also has long mouthparts, but in that group the rostrum is short, while the mouthparts are elongated.
      Hope that helps!
      Matt

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