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Crane Fly - Symplecta cana

Crane Fly - Symplecta cana
south Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
January 23, 2009
Size: ~ 9 mm
At lights in a small mesic patch under an oak-willow canopy...

I assume this is a crane fly, my first of the year.

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Crane Fly - Symplecta cana Symplecta sp. showing swiggly A2 Vein - Symplecta cana

Moved from Symplecta.


Crane fly in the genus Erioptera or Symplecta (Symplecta being a former subgenus of Erioptera). The wavy A2 vein is a dead giveaway.

We have a page for Erioptera cana which is the name Chen Young uses. I don't think we should have both genus Symplecta and E. cana. Can you recommend a resolution? Is there more than one North American species in the subgenus?

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