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Tipulidae - Dolichopeza

Tipulidae - Dolichopeza
Pickett State Park, TN, Cumberland Mountains County, Tennessee, USA
June 2, 2010
Size: 3+cm legspan, med to sm
Found in Hazard Cave, a 200m-wide rockhouse along the rim of the Cumberland gorge. It was bouncing at the lip of rock and alighting suspended from spider drag lines as in this photo. On the small and dainty side as Tipulids go. Microhabitat dry but drippy and receiving little direct sunlight, home to Cumberland sandwort and other rare plants.

Moved
Moved from Tipulomorpha.

Crane fly
of the genus Dolichopeza . It is hard to tell the species since many species in this genus are often seen hanging from spider web and sometime they will mingle together in the same microhabitat. - Chen

 
Thanks, Chen, I figured this
Thanks, Chen, I figured this photo was only good for a genus-level ID at best.

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