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Tiger Crane Fly - Nephrotoma ferruginea Large crane fly with shiny, orange thorax, dark antennae, and a variable pattern.<br />
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Habitat: Rural area<br />
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Large crane fly with shiny, orange thorax, dark antennae, and a variable pattern.<br />
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Habitat: Rural area<br />
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Tiger Crane Fly - Nephrotoma ferruginea

Large crane fly with shiny, orange thorax, dark antennae, and a variable pattern.

Habitat: Rural area

Tiger Crane Fly - Nephrotoma ferruginea This crane fly was busy mating, so I took advantage of it being distracted to get a close-up shot of its cute face :).<br />
<br />
Large crane fly with shiny, orange thorax, dark antennae, and a variable pattern.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Rural area<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/104546/tiger_crane_fly_-_nephrotoma_ferruginea.html Geotagged,Nephrotoma,Nephrotoma ferruginea,Spring,United States,crane fly,tiger crane fly

    comments (2)

  1. Literally the climax of its entire life, captured. Nice! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Haha! I should have taken video and then it would have become a viral sex tape to commemorate the moment. Posted 3 months ago

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''Nephrotoma ferruginea'' is a species of large crane fly in the family Tipulidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Nov 17, 2020. Captured May 30, 2020 20:46 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm