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Metalimnobia quadrimaculata? yes. Thank you Niels-Jan
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Posted on 13-08-2019 14:51
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Berlin - June 2018

Hello everyone,

I think that this is Limoniidae but i don't know much about them. I tried to find a genus and i see photos of a very similar species named Metalimnobia quadrimaculata. I wonder if this could be Metalimnobia? i don't think that other Metalimnobia match outside of Metalimnobia quadrimaculata. So is this correct?

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johnes81 attached the following image:

Edited by johnes81 on 13-08-2019 22:03
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
currently injured. healing from surgery.
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Posted on 13-08-2019 20:44
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You are right John, it is the female of Metalimnobia quadrimaculata.
Best wishes, Niels-Jan Dek
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Posted on 13-08-2019 22:02
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Hello Niels-Jan,

Thank you for taking time to reply. I appreciate you very much.

Lucky guess for me Smile I tried to look at each genus and this one seems closest but i don't know much about them. I am happy to have an id for this one. I can learn from it, as i always do when i have a specimen.

i'll try to post better photos. i have over one million nature photos and not so much time to organize them. I usually just pick a photo and crop it for a post. I will start adding better photos once i can get these photos organized. I think that forgot to remove the extension tubes until the last few photos and the measurement. My apologies for the zoom and unfocused photo selection.

Best wishes,
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
currently injured. healing from surgery.
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