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long-horned crane fly - Tipula disjuncta - male

long-horned crane fly - Tipula disjuncta - Male
Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida, USA
March 21, 2007
Size: body about 12 mm
On wall of building at night. Its antennae are about 8 mm long. Is this Tipula disjuncta?

Possibly not correct
Looks very different from a male placed in the same species page: https://bugguide.net/node/view/405050/bgimage

This looks like it may be in Yamatotipula, closely related to T. sayi, but not quite. Noting the dark costal border and the slightly darkened CuA (a trait not in T. sayi). The long antennae would suggest the Florida occurring T. ludoviciana or endemic T. osceola.

On iNaturalist, T. ludoviciana was spotted here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21972337

 
You're probably right
...because here's a female that I shot 4 minutes earlier at the same location, and it lacks the yellow on the abdomen and the dark blackish wings of the female T. disjuncta shown in the Guide.

Thanks, Chen
Moved from Tipulomorpha to Tipula disjuncta page.

Yes, I think it
is Tipula disjuncta, the flesh light sure has distorted the coloration of the fly. - Chen

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