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Corydalus cornutus (Linnaeus)


This male showed up one evening and stayed the entire next day.


Hilly, wooded. Not much of a stream nearby, don't know where the hellgrammites hatched from.


Recognition between male and female lies in the mandibles: the male has short ones (that don't hurt us if we get bit...), the female's mandibles are about half as long as the body, and hurt. If I were going to design a "steampunk" insect, I'd start here! The wings look like armor plates.

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Ron Rockwell
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Ron Rockwell

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jun 10, 2015
Submitted on Jun 26, 2016

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