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Crane Flies



Crane Flies hanging on a thin string of an abandoned spider web.


Tropical Forests, Kerala. India.


mahesh.haridevan 10 years ago

Thanks a lot for the info Scott.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Yes I believe they are mislabeled on the suggestion link. Here is what gall midges hanging on a web look like The Family of phantom crane flies is Ptychopteridae. It is poorly understood for Asia. It has 3 genera, 2 occur in Asia.. I can't find Bittacomorphella for India but it does occur in Thailand and Japan.

mahesh.haridevan 10 years ago

thanks martinl,
but i doubt they are gall midges. looks more like crane files.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 20, 2014
Submitted on Feb 28, 2014

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