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Winter Crane Fly

Scientific Name
Trichocera annulata
Scientific Author
Meigen, 1818
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Trichoceridae: Trichocerinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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DIP95
Source
Caroline Harding MPI
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Wing entirely clear or with a cloud over r-m crossvein; wing vein A2 short, evenly curved into wing margin, wing veins with short, less conspicuous setae; tibiae spurs well developed. Ovipositor with downward curved, elongate, sclerotized cerci. Abdomen distinctly annulate, tergites obscurely yellowish with brownish posterior borders; praescutum brownish with obscure darker central stripes.

Male

Gonostylus simple, gonocoxite with incomplete bridge, sternite 9 with middle portion usually with 4 setae on posterior margin.

References

Pratt, H.D. & Pratt, G.K. (1984). The winter crane flies of the eastern United States (Diptera: Trichoceridae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 86: 249-265.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
30/03/2011 11:46 AEST
Last Updated
06/05/2014 01:06 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Winter Crane Fly (Trichocera annulata) Updated on 5/6/2014 1:06:48 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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