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Fly with long front legs used as antennae - Stenochironomus poecilopterus - female

Fly with long front legs used as antennae - Stenochironomus poecilopterus - Female
Malta, Inland Barrens, Saratoga County, New York, USA
July 8, 2011
Very pretty fly that had very long front legs, used as antennae. ID? Thank you! K.

Moved
Moved from Stenochironomus.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. Probably Stenochironomus poecilopterus.

Is it from New York?

 
Yes New York sorry
toggle was wrong. Fixed it.
Thank you!!

 
John Carr I have several images of this
...would any particular character via photo confirm species?
Regards,
K

 
Legs
Are the fore and hind legs dark all the way to the base?

 
Eventually it would be neat if Bugguide had
snippets of video showing behaviors to go along with "INFO." I have a short piece of this midge waving its long legs around, which is how I first saw it. I know video is server intensive, just saying.
K

 
Use a link
Upload the video to youtube or vimeo or something and then post the link to the video here. Use the a tag to link the video. It's possible the link may be recognized without having to code the link. You will be able to tell in preview.

I may be way off
but it reminds me of this


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