Order Diptera - Family Ptychopteridae

Phantom crane-flies.

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Ptychoptera contaminata

Ptychoptera contaminata
  • Cambridge, Coldham's Common TL472594; 14 July 2015
  • The Ptychopteridae is a family of rather few species, superficially resembling true crane-flies (Tipulidae) but actually rather distantly related.
  • Larvae are aquatic, similar to leather-jackets with a breathing tube reaching to the water surface.


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