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#1 2019-06-27 10:13:26

colinleb
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Name: Colin Le Boutillier
From: Luton, Bedfordshire
Registered: 2008-03-03
Posts: 248

Crane fly for ID

Is this Nephrotoma flavescens please?  Beds.  19 June 2019.


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#2 2019-06-27 22:33:56

Geoff F
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Name: Geoff Foale
From: South Devon
Registered: 2014-05-12
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Re: Crane fly for ID

I am tempted to suggest N. appendiculata.

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#3 2019-07-01 11:46:46

johnkramer
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Name: John Kramer
From: Oadby, Leicester
Registered: 2008-02-20
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Re: Crane fly for ID

This specimen has no stigma and no 'n' shaped black mark on the side of the thorax below the haltere so Nephrotoma flavescens, a female.  In life, these are usually a bit smaller and brighter yellow than other Nephrotoma.  This is a common grassland species.  I've watched it laying eggs in the moss on my lawn. 
John K

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#4 2019-07-01 11:50:13

colinleb
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Name: Colin Le Boutillier
From: Luton, Bedfordshire
Registered: 2008-03-03
Posts: 248

Re: Crane fly for ID

Thanks for the confirmation John.  Thanks also to Geoff for his suggestion.

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