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#1 2018-09-07 14:37:21

Alan Outen
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A Cranefly from Cairnwell

A week at Kindrogan Field Centre in Perthshire was phenomenally rich for fungi but also produced a good number of insects. Some of the group took the chairlift up Cairnwell where my friend Simon Horsnall caught this cranefly NN1377 at c 900 meetres on 28 Aug 2018. We would be very grateful if an identificationi is possible from these images. If not I believe the specimen was retained by one of the group. In view of the location I hope that it is not just a ubiquitous common species!

Many thanks

Alan


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#2 2018-09-11 13:46:48

johnkramer
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Re: A Cranefly from Cairnwell

It may be our old friend Tipula rufina.  Can you see a black stripe down the side of the thorax ??  The leg is in the way.
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#3 2018-09-11 17:38:08

Alan Outen
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Re: A Cranefly from Cairnwell

Many thanks John

I find these things invariably leave legs lying around in unfortunate places!
Does this image help at all? It is the best of those that have showing the side of the thorax.

It may be an old friend to some but it will be new for me.

Thanks again

Best wishes

Alan


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#4 2018-09-22 20:29:58

johnkramer
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Re: A Cranefly from Cairnwell

Yes.  I'd say that was a black line on the side of the thorax, and the rest fits.  Tipula rufina.
Best wishes,
John K

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#5 2018-09-23 09:49:12

Alan Outen
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Re: A Cranefly from Cairnwell

Vwry many thanks John.

Did you see my other posting of the one from Black Wood of Rannoch?

Best wishes and thanks again

Alan

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