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Photo#1432050
Tipulidae? - Bittacus occidentis

Tipulidae? - Bittacus occidentis
Texas Canyon Rest Area, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 20, 2017
Strange crane flies around the buildings that fold their wings together.

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Tipulidae? - Bittacus occidentis Tipulidae? - Bittacus occidentis

Moved
Moved from Hangingflies.

I'm hoping you will allow me
to post these two photos in Southwest Bugs. This website consists of image galleries showing arthropods found in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Mecoptera is one of the insect orders still missing. If you agree, your photos will be watermarked with your name to give you proper credit.
Thanks in advance James!

 
Of course
You are free to use these photos, and any others I have posted.

I think you can access the full size here: https://bugguide.net/images/raw/PHY/HWH/PHYHWHZRUHLRPHJHNHBZ5LBZ0L5ZQL6ZSLBHQLBH4H1HMHEZ8LJHWHUZUH3H7H6ZGL2ZGL9ZUHYHGLVZ.jpg

 
Wonderful!
Your photo can be found here
Thank you so much!

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Four wings, Mecoptera. Two wings, bad, er, make that Diptera. I'm sure someone will recognize the genus and/or species for you.

 
This is likely Bittacus occid
This is likely Bittacus occidentis based on the deep amber wing membranes,season, and locality. Nice "catch".

 
Thanks Brady
Thought the four wings was odd, but I could only think of Hymenoptera with that number, which it really doesn't look like. So another order entirely.

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