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Crane Fly with Proboscis Feeding

Limonia (Germanomyia) sp.


This is a Crane Fly with a long proboscis and is feeding on a flower. I've never seen a Cranefly with a proboscis before. It is a Tipuloidea of the Family Limoniidae. This one has an exceptionally long proboscis. It also has a small red mite attached to one of it's hind legs.


Riverside observation point for viewing the Dovali Bridge over the the Coatzacoalcos River.


While many if not most Crane Flies do not feed as adults, the species of Limonia (subgenus Geranomyia) feed on nectar using their long probosces.

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LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Identified! :)

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Veracruz, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Mar 16, 2013

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