Cranefly

This yellow cranefly (kiirohoso-gaganbo) was resting on a leaf in a neighbour’s garden.

Nephrotoma virgataNephrotoma virgata

Diptera: Tipulidae
Nephrotoma virgata = kiirohoso-gaganbo

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4 Responses to Cranefly

  1. Melody says:

    Hey Nigel
    Fantastic photos! I was out today and found some great long-horn beetles and a reduviid in the process of sucking its victim dry. I have a couple of things i was wondering if you could identify. Mind if I send you a couple of photos to look at?
    Thanks
    Melody

  2. Nigel says:

    Hi Melody,
    Sure, I’ll try to identify them, but can’t promise success. Those assassin bugs are pretty awesome, aren’t they. A few weeks ago I found a group of about twenty all huddled together on a tree trunk. Weird.
    My email: stott@hyu.bbiq.jp
    All the best,
    Nigel

  3. Seradaye Lean says:

    I am wondering if you can help me find an image of Carposina sasakii. I am working for the government in British Columbia, Canada and trying to put together a field guide on how to identify invasive alien species: insects and disease. One of them is a Peach fruit moth. I cannot find an image, but know the moth is from Japan. Could you help me?

    Kind regards,

    Seradaye Lean
    Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

  4. Nigel says:

    Hi Seradaye,

    I don’t have a picture of this moth myself, but I found one on jpmoth.org. Here: http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/59_Carposinidae/58010901_Carposina_sasakii/Carposina_sasakii_950213250_1.jpg
    I hope that this helps.
    Best regards,
    Nigel Stott

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