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Tipulid or Limonia?
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Posted on 05-04-2008 17:12

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Yesterday I had several of them in my garden in Brussels. The body-size is 17 mm.
Is it a tipulid or a Limonia.
When flying, the abdomen seems orange:
Less then 14 segments of antennae so not Limonia?
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Posted on 05-04-2008 20:53
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I should say Tipulidae due to the length of the palps
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Posted on 05-04-2008 23:18
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Compare also discussion in thread http://www.dipter...d_id=12045! Sundew
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Posted on 09-04-2008 00:35
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This looks like a good match for Tipula (subgenus Savtschenkia) rufina - the dark stripe along the side of the thorax is characteristic, and it is a common early spring cranefly in the UK. Perhaps Tipula cf. rufina is safest Cool.

Edited by kitenet on 09-04-2008 00:35
Martin Harvey
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Posted on 10-04-2008 22:56
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thanks, that does look good for a provisional ID.
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