Phil Sutters

Phil Sutters

Posted on 08/21/2013


Photo taken on June  9, 2011



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zzzzzzzzz a maybe crane fly - 9.6.2011

zzzzzzzzz a maybe crane fly - 9.6.2011
One of the Ctenophora species of Crane fly - or a close relative . They are wasp mimics.
The pointy tail is an ovipositor - it's a female.
Many of this group are nationally scarce - a lovely find.
This tells you a bit about them: www.eakringbirds.com/eakringbirds4/insectscraneflies.htm
This information was given by a visitor to my Flickr insect set.

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C.Rayz
C.Rayz
Wow that is a beauty! Thanks for adding it to the East Sussex Wildlife :)
4 years ago.