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Hangingfly - Bittacus strigosus

Hangingfly - Bittacus strigosus
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
July 1, 2010
Size: ~ 1"
It looked like a cranefly, and was the right size - about an inch long. But when it landed, it hung, and the wings were held tent-like over the back, which isn't how I usually see craneflies, and so I wondered if it was one of those hangingflies I've heard of. Looking at its face and comparing it to those here, it sure does look like one...

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charming series!
Moved from Bittacus.

 
Thank you!
I was excited to see it. =)

 
i'm always tempted to call them 'hangover flies'... no reason
:]

 
They do look rather
like they've had better days...

 
they have every right, too
those better days must have been during late Mesosoic; whatever meager fauna we have now is just the relic of their past glory

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