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Striking Crane fly from Costa Rica for ID help.
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Posted on 10-08-2018 13:58

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I saw this Crane-fly in Sarapiqui , Costa Rica and haven't been able to find anything like it on the internet ,so far .Can anyone help with an ID please .
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Posted on 17-01-2020 15:47

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Phantom crane-fly
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 17-01-2020 20:40
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Similar to some Hexatoma species
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Dmitry Gavryushin
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Posted on 21-01-2020 07:40
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Not much is visible, yet among the regional species with entirely orange prescutum the best match seems to be Hexatoma (Eriocera) erythraea (Osten Sacken, 1886)
While others can't climb, using infinite pains,
I, gravity turning to jest,
Ascend, with all ease, perpendicular planes,
Rough or smooth, just as pleases me best.
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