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#1 2016-05-24 20:24:51

Jaybee
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Name: John Bridges
Registered: 2013-06-30
Posts: 25

Cranefly ID please

Never come across one of these before - hanging around hawthorn (it - not me - I was just visiting) smile.

http://northeastwildlife.co.uk/temp/c1.jpg

http://northeastwildlife.co.uk/temp/c2.jpg

http://northeastwildlife.co.uk/temp/c3.jpg

http://northeastwildlife.co.uk/temp/c4.jpg

http://northeastwildlife.co.uk/temp/c5.jpg

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#2 2016-05-24 21:29:54

JohnShowers
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Name: John Showers
From: Northants
Registered: 2008-02-28
Posts: 65
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Re: Cranefly ID please

It looks like a Ptychoptera, fold-winged cranefly. But I would not like to say which.

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#3 2016-05-24 23:04:52

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
Posts: 643

Re: Cranefly ID please

Judging from the apparently long Rs vein, I'd say this was contaminata. Bear in mind that it is a freshly-emerged individual and that the wing markings and abdominal colour have not developed yet.

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#4 2016-05-25 00:09:59

Jaybee
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Name: John Bridges
Registered: 2013-06-30
Posts: 25

Re: Cranefly ID please

I did wonder if it was a new arrival to the world.
Thanks all.

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