toxorhina_portrait 2 Comments » I am confused about what seems to be the mouthparts of this specimen. Please add species name? Thanks. Reply 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Search Search for... Search Get New Posts in your Inbox! Enter your email address to subscribe to Entomology Today. You'll receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Get Certified!