Thread subject: :: [Ctenophora elegans] Ctenophora pilosa ?

Posted by Chen Young on 02-03-2007 00:17

It is a male Ctenophora elegans (pilosa is a synonym). I used the key in Oosterbroek et al paper" The West Palearctic species of Ctenophorinae (Diptera: Tipulidae)...." and lucky enough your image shows the row of long yellowish-white hairs before distinct thickening on the femur of hind leg. I am not familiar with the European species of crane flies and am hasitate to jump in, and now I can see the frustration it may cause. I will do my best to put any level of id that may help.