Subject: Green Crane Fly?
Location: Massachusetts
June 15, 2012 12:39 pm
I found this insect buzzing around some hemlock trees. It looks like a crane fly, but I have never seen one with a pale green body before, or with those markings on the thorax. What species is it?
Signature: Denny P


Dear Denny,
We agree that this is a Crane Fly, but we cannot tell you the species without extensive research.  Since we have been away from the office for a week, we have hundreds of emails to sift through.  You can try to self identify this Crane Fly on the Crane Flies of Pennsylvania website.  We have sent an email to Chen Young to see if he can offer assistance.

On Jun 16, 2012, at 1:41 AM, Young, Chen wrote:
Hi Daniel,
A female Nephrotoma virescens.

Thanks Chen.  Viricens, How green is that?

Location: Massachusetts

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