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#1 2019-09-01 00:14:07

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Name: Robin Sutton
From: South Uist
Registered: 2019-08-27
Posts: 4

Cranefly - Dicranomyia ventralis

I always get a bit worried when I identify something that seems to be pretty scarce - especially when it's still a new group for me.  I got this down to Dicranomyia ventralis - it seemed to match the various descriptions in the key quite well but it would be nice if someone could confirm it.  Many thanks.

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#2 2019-09-02 15:02:21

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Name: John Kramer
From: Oadby, Leicester
Registered: 2008-02-20
Posts: 263

Re: Cranefly - Dicranomyia ventralis

Yes, agreed Rob.  That's a nice record.  The larvae live on the edge of ponds, usually in shaded situations.  Does that conform with your record.  Details would be appreciated.  I note that Peter Skidmore recorded D. ventralis from S. Uist  (Dipt. Digest 2008, vol 15, No. 2. )
John K



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