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Crane Fly with Proboscis Feeding

Limonia (Germanomyia) sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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1 Comment

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Identified! :)

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Veracruz, Mexico

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

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