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Snow Fly

Chionea valga

Description:

These wingless Limoniidae crane flies are most often found walking around on the snow during the winter months. They are small, about 4mm body length and look like a spider running on the snow.

Notes:

A male with a clasping tail end is in the first picture and the female with a pointed ovipositor is in the second picture.

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Tom15
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Dummer, New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on Jan 27, 2011
Submitted on Nov 10, 2013

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