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Crane Fly

Tipula sp.

Description:

Long-legged, long winged insect

Habitat:

Stream, wetlands

Notes:

Laying on a leaf that was in full shade

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4 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

There is a good chance that this is a female Tipula longiventris or Tipula abdominalis.

Here are links to the BugGuide.net pages for each of the above species.
T. longiventris http://bugguide.net/node/view/24778
T. abdominalis http://bugguide.net/node/view/24959

SherylPollock
SherylPollock 7 years ago

Limonia cinctipes? Bugguide

alison_sloop
alison_sloop 8 years ago

Yeah, I did not realize this photo only really shows its wings. I agree it is some kind of crane fly.

suzmonk
suzmonk 8 years ago

Can't see all of it, but maybe some kind of crane fly?

alison_sloop
Spotted by
alison_sloop

Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 11, 2014

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