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Trichocera annulata is a species of winter crane fly. The image is cropped to show the detail of the small crane fly, which is about 6 mm in length. The larvae are usually found in rotting or decaying vegetation. The larvae and adults are an important food source for some birds in the winter.
Spotted in a coniferous forest in the Cascade Mountain foothills of eastern Washington. There was about a foot of snow on the ground after successive snowfalls.