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Photo#5109
Dainty Flyer - Bittacomorpha clavipes - female

Dainty Flyer - Bittacomorpha clavipes - Female
Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA
July 19, 2004
This creature alighted on my front storm door and stayed just long enough for me to capture two images.

Scientific name
The scientific name is Bittacomorpha clavipes of the family Ptychopteridae.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

Phantom Crane Fly
Guide page, but not a lot of info there yet.

 
I agree with Troy...
Definitely a phantom crane fly. These things used to freak me out when I was a kid, perhaps because I thought they were flying spiders. Great photo, by the way.

 
Great Image!
I agree with all the comments on ID and image quality. Best portrait I have ever seen of this species.

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