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#1 2016-01-26 18:22:51

Jim Jobe
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Name: Jim Jobe
Registered: 2008-04-08
Posts: 138

Cranefly

Can anyone identify this species from the photo which has been sent to me please?


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#2 2016-01-27 23:22:18

Geoff F
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Re: Cranefly

Craneflies are so difficult to even get started with the keys, Jim, and I've taken many similar images where I couldn't get anywhere. Of those where I could zoom in to see a little more detail, some similar looking flies turned out to be Phylidorea or Euphylidorea species. But a lot have remained unidentified because there are so many options unless there are some certainties to point you in the correct directions.

But maybe somebody else can offer a little more clarity over the identification.

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#3 2016-01-28 01:07:59

Jim Jobe
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Re: Cranefly

Yes Geoff, I coudn't agree more. I've got everything I need to make a start on them and keep promising myself that THIS year I will! I've been saying that since 1974! ..... but THIS year!!!!
Best wishes,
Jim

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#4 2016-01-28 12:11:01

Howard Bentley
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Name: Howard Bentley
Registered: 2008-07-07
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Re: Cranefly

Looks like a Winter gnat - Trichoceridae

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#5 2016-01-28 14:05:01

Jim Jobe
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Re: Cranefly

Cheers Howard,
I must learn to trust my subconscious more! That was my first thought!
Many thanks,
Jim

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