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Tanyptera atrata - female Female Tanyptera atrata in our kitchen on a cutting board (sorry about the background)<br />
Can be hard to distinguish from Tanyptera nigricornis, but atrata has the trochanter brown and nigricornis black. The trochanter of the right foreleg can just be seen here :o) Crane fly,Ctenophorinae,Diptera,Nematocera,Tanyptera,Tanyptera atrata,Tipulidae,Tipuloidea Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Tanyptera atrata - female

Female Tanyptera atrata in our kitchen on a cutting board (sorry about the background)
Can be hard to distinguish from Tanyptera nigricornis, but atrata has the trochanter brown and nigricornis black. The trochanter of the right foreleg can just be seen here :o)

    comments (3)

  1. That is one scary looking cranefly! Posted 2 years ago
    1. I always wonder if birds have that exact same emotion :o) Posted 2 years ago
      1. I'd say yes, every detail about this one looks threatening, better be safe than sorry. Posted 2 years ago

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Tanyptera atrata is a Crane Fly of the subfamily Ctenophorinae (Diptera: Tipulidae)

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Apr 10, 2017.