Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Crane Fly



We have a posted correction to this post here. This is not a crane fly but a non-biting midge. One of our readers Matthew (see comments for this post) corrected us and experts on this forum confirmed it.

7 comments:

WILD Jersey said...

Congratulations on your new blog. Your enthusiasm for the "lords of the grass" will certainly inspire others to take a closer look at insects and other small creatures around them.

Debbie Hadley
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deadmanswill said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I hope I can inspire fellow of the subcontinent to take an interest and learn more about the insects.

Matthew said...

Actually not a crane fly. It is a non-biting midge (Chironomidae)

deadmanswill said...

Thank you very much, Matthew. Will check it out and make the correction. BTW I could not see your profile because it was not made public. Can I mention your name and your blog link in this post?

Matthew said...
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Matthew said...

My name is Matt Bertone, and I recently received my PhD from NC State University, North Carolina, USA. I occassionally blog at the NCSU Insect Museum blog (www.insectmuseum.org). Feel free to ask me to identify any difficult insects or flies [maberto2 (at) ncsu.edu]

deadmanswill said...

Hi Matt,

Thank you very much for the information. I will post them in the new post of non-biting midge. Also thanks for the offer to identify insects. You can be sure I will send you images for identification, a lot of them ;)