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Mark Nadler

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Mating Phantom Craneflies
« on: May 22, 2022, 02:57:44 pm »

A couple of weeks ago I was hiking in a marsh looking for warblers when these two phantom craneflies came floating by me.  At first I thought it was a feather until it landed on a plant.  This is the first time I had ever seen a phantom cranefly.  Previously I had read about them but never encountered one in the wild.  Supposedly they are common once you begin looking for them.  Well, I am two weeks removed from seeing these two and still have not seen another one. 

To learn more go to:

http://archive-srel.uga.edu/outreach/ecoviews/ecoview170625.htm

Comments welcomed.

Mark
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Re: Mating Phantom Craneflies
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 11:59:50 pm »

Excellent catch!
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Re: Mating Phantom Craneflies
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2022, 04:33:31 pm »

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Re: Mating Phantom Craneflies
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 10:19:17 pm »

Eric and RMW, thanks.

Mark
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