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BG2079 E3391 - Symplecta cana - female

BG2079 E3391 - Symplecta cana - Female
Baton Rouge, Brookhollow Drive, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
January 20, 2009
Size: body length 6.0 mm.
Collected at night at lighted window. My first thought was “Oh no, not another female!” since many female crane flies are difficult to identify unless associated with a male. Upon closer examination, I saw the strange crooked 2nd anal vein, which I first thought was a deformity except that it was the same in both wings. It appears that this feature is unique to Erioptera cana in the family Limoniidae.
We will await Confirmation by Dr. Chen Young.
Gayle

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Moved
Moved from Erioptera cana.

Moved
Moved from Tipulomorpha.

As you have identified
and Matt confirmed that this is indeed a female Erioptera (Symplecta) cana. Here is some behavior of this species that you may found it interesting. - Chen

Another one
this is also Limoniidae:Erioptera (Symplecta) cana.

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