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gnophomyia tristissima - Gnophomyia tristissima

gnophomyia tristissima - Gnophomyia tristissima
Kiefer, Creek County, Oklahoma, USA
October 7, 2007
Would someone please identify...I found this insect just sitting on a leaf on my crepe myrtle bush.

Crane fly.
Hi, Julia, welcome to Bugguide. This insect is very likely a crane fly of some sort, family Tipulidae. You will want Chen Young to look and tell you for sure. Chen runs a great website on "Crane Flies of Pennsylvania," and visits here fairly often to give identifications.

Overall this female crane fly
looks like a Gnophomyia tristissima , except this one has white spots on the abdominal segments. - Chen

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