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New season craneflies are appearing with the onset of spring. This one had an unusual hook to it's mouth - a feature I've not seen before. About 50mm including legs.


On a house wall at night.


Yet to check for species... Tipulidae

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Sep 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 16, 2013

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