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male Tanyptera atrata
Marion Friedrich
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Posted on 10-05-2024 18:49

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is species ID of this cranefly possible? I think it could be a male Tanyptera atrata or nigricornis.


Germany, Saxony, forest edge, 09.05.2024
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Edited by Marion Friedrich on 11-05-2024 20:45
Marion Friedrich
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Posted on 10-05-2024 18:50

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Posted on 11-05-2024 19:13

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Hello Marion, I'm pretty sure it's a male T. atrata - the antennae, for instance, of T. nigricornis are completely black.
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
Marion Friedrich
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Posted on 11-05-2024 20:44

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Hello Eric,
thank you very much for ID of Tanyptera atrata.
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Posted on 14-05-2024 21:59
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The trochanters are clearly orange, so it is for sure Tanyptera atrata.
Best wishes, Niels-Jan Dek
Marion Friedrich
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Posted on 15-05-2024 21:28

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Hello Niels-Jan Dek,
Thank you very much.
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