Rare, 4.5" Psychopyge Termierorum - Super Long Rostrum
This is a rare Psychopyge termierorum collected near Ofaten, Morocco . It's related to the more frequently seen Psychopyge elegans which comes from Issimour but has a much longer rostrum. The specimen including it's extended rostrum (which is prepared free of the limestone) is 4.5" long. The
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