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#1 2018-03-12 18:37:31

sabina
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Name: Sabina George
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Trichocera?

Sorting records and found this taken 04/04/2017,  have been told it is not a Tipula so any chance it is Trichocera sp?  Thanks.


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#2 2018-03-12 19:12:33

Tony Irwin
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Re: Trichocera?

The shining black thorax and silvery frons say Dicanomyia morio (Limoniidae) to me, but best to wait for a second opinion for confirmation.

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#3 2018-03-14 14:22:03

johnkramer
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Re: Trichocera?

I agree with Tony.  The family is Limoniidae and the genus is Dicranomyia, subgenus Melanolimonia, because it is black and shiny.  There are 5 British species and by far the commonest, from ditches and marshes, is D. morio.  The females (like yours) are hard to discriminate but unless the habitat is something special, like a tufa spring, or seepage in a limestone district, it is very probably D. morio.
John K.

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#4 2018-03-14 18:45:53

sabina
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Name: Sabina George
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Re: Trichocera?

Thank you both, pleased to get the useful information and will post it on iRecord as D. morio.

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