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Crane-fly

Observed: 14th May 2013 By: orangehooforangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMGP0497 (2)
Description:

About 15mm long.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Nephrotoma species

Hi Orangehoof,
No problem with Nephrotoma.
To identify N. appendiculata, using Alan Stubb's test keys I have to answer Yes to:
1. Is the stigma pale? [I think we can agree it is].
2. Do the sides of the thorax have sharply-defined black markings?
3. On the side of the thorax, just in front of the haltere, is there an inverted black U-marking?
A supporting character is that A. appendiculata has a very broad dorsal black stripe down the abdomen.
BW
Richard

Richard Dickson