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Preston, Lancashire - Oct 2020 (1 Viewer)

mharrow

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I'd say Tipula pagana, females have reduced wings which are quite a distinctive feature shared by only a couple of other species amongst the British Tipulidae
 

mharrow

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There's an interesting paper about this trait. "EVOLUTION OF WING REDUCTION IN CRANE FLIES
(DIPTERA : TIPULIDAE),
GEORGE W. BYERS"
 

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