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Crane Fly - Phoroctenia vittata - male

Crane Fly - Phoroctenia vittata - Male
Lacey (near Olympia), Thurston County, Washington, USA
April 17, 2008
Size: >20 mm
Found 1 gravid female and about 4 males in a ?nest? as I was taking apart an old rotten stump in our yard. They're about 20 mm plus, not including the large spindly legs and/or wings.

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Ctenophora sp.?
Looks like a male Ctenophora to me.

It is.
There is at least one common wood-boring species in the Pacific Northwest. I ran across a log full of the larvae and pupae once, before I knew what they were! Pretty bizarre.

thx guys!
That's the help I needed! Looks like a match to Ctenophora vittata angustipennis from what I can see. Chen Young's comments on that page state that it's the only species of this genus found in my area, and it looks like a good visual match as well.

Thank YOU.
Thank 'you' for sharing images of the fauna from up there (my old stompin' grounds, and a highly neglected region at Bugguide until fairly recently). Keep up the great work.

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