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Mating Tipulids - Tipula paludosa - male - female

Mating Tipulids - Tipula paludosa - Male Female
Enumclaw, Forested Unincorporated King County, Washington, USA
September 7, 2009
I thought this was a neat shot of mating Crane Flies. I don't know what species though.

Moved from Tipulomorpha.

Mating pair
of Tipula species , and most likely Tipula paludosa . Need take a look of the underneath side of the head to be sure. - Chen

Thank you, Chen
I will keep that in mind next time I photograph a Crane Fly (the underside of the head). That is a really nice site that you linked to. You are a very good illustrator, too.

Moved from ID Request. My guess is Tipula.

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