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Giant Western Crane Fly - Holorusia hespera - male

Giant Western Crane Fly - Holorusia hespera - Male
Pack Forest, Pierce County, Washington, USA
July 10, 2009
The largest crane fly in North America. Please correct me if I got this ID wrong.

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Hi Lynette,
Yes the identification is correct. Genus Holorusia has some of the largest crane fly in the world, among them the largest is Holorusia rex in the Oriental region. Holorusia hespera is the largest crane fly in North America, especially in the west. You may very well remember the largest one in the east is Tipula abdominalis. - Chen

 
Thanks Chen
it certainly was a wonderful site. They are amazingly large.

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