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Tipula cava (Lunatipula) (female)
Liliane D
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Posted on 01-04-2024 23:14

Location: France
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South of France, April 01, 2024.
Body length 24 mm, including 4 mm ovipositor.
Thank you for your help with identification
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Edited by Liliane D on 02-04-2024 11:23
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Posted on 02-04-2024 10:13

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hello Liliane, I think it's Tipula (Lunatipula) cava.
Compare: https://www.bioim...9053.htm?4
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
Liliane D
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Posted on 02-04-2024 11:23

Location: France
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Many thanks Eric,
The venation, the dark longitudinal line on the abdomen, the long ovipositor and other criteria all seem to point to the species you propose.
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