Spotted Crane-fly (Nephrotoma appendiculata)

There are a number of species of crane flies and they can often be hard to tell apart, there are two species of Spotted Crane-fly and you need to examine a specimen under a magnifying glass to be certain which species you have found. Killing samples for examination is not might scene!

If this is not N. appendiculata then it will be N. quadrifaria! Which ever it is, it is a Spotted Crane-fly ...

Summer flying, it is the most likely crane-fly to be seen at the moment and is common in cultivated areas and the larvae can be something of a garden pest.

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