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To-day's contribution. Nematocera ?
Dimitri Geystor
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Posted on 06-03-2005 19:14

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With this one I am completely lost..

Thank you, Dimitri
Gerard Pennards
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Hello Dimitri,
I think you will find it in the family Tipulidae, and the genus is Nephrotoma! Sometimes they are called Tiger Craneflies beacause of the yellow markings!
Maybe somebody else will be able to tell you the species as well!
Gerard Pennards
Dimitri Geystor
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Posted on 06-03-2005 22:21

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Thanks indeed, Gerald.

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Hi Dimitri,

I also think that this is Tipulidae. It could be Nephrotoma sp, or some closely related genus. I enclose two similar flies from Japan.

This one is likely to be: Dictenidia pictipennis
Teglagyar u. 30.
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And this one is supposed to be: Ptychoptera japonica
Teglagyar u. 30.
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Nephrotoma sp usually look like this:
Teglagyar u. 30.
Paul Beuk
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I think the first image posted is a species of Ctenophora, possible the female of C. ornata. It is not a species of Nephrotoma.

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I agree with Paul

The first one is in Ctenophora, sometimes referred to as Flabellifera.
The last one is Ptychoptera.

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