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Ptychopteridae: Ptychoptera contaminata ? --> yes, seems ok
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Posted on 02-04-2018 10:18

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Denmark, island Als, Dyvig near Nordborg, coastal area, at the edge of meadow at a leaf of stinging nettle; Outsidephotos: kuv, 11th of August 2013. ID possible? Please help to get the ID.
kuv attached the following image:

Edited by kuv on 25-04-2018 13:03
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2nd picture:
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Posted on 22-04-2018 18:35

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One more chance for ID, please.
Greetings Kuv
Edited by kuv on 22-04-2018 18:35
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Posted on 23-04-2018 07:50

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Try Tipulidae, Ctenophorinae...
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libor wrote:
Try Tipulidae, Ctenophorinae...

I think Ptychoptera is right. Note folded wings (the origin of the genus name) and strong tibial spurs.
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Thank you Libor Smile I checked all Tipulidae of Denmark (Webpage of Pjotr Oosterbroek) but I couldn't find a similar one.
Also thank you John Smile - hoping that there is somebody who knows "my" Ptychoptera.
Greetings Kuv
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 25-04-2018 11:16
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Ptychoptera contaminata seems to be correct. Strong wing markings and the same abdominal pattern as shown in photos of females of that species.

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Posted on 25-04-2018 13:00

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Thank you very much Paul Smile
Greetings Kuv
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