Subject: What’s this bug?!
Location: United Kingdom
June 27, 2013 2:18 am
Found in the UK, Summer. Looks very similar to a crane fly (daddy long legs), but it’s larger, and black/yellow!
Signature: Cory

Crane Fly

Crane Fly

Dear Cory,
This actually is a Crane Fly.  We cannot say for certain that it is  
Nephrotoma crocata which is pictured on Diptera Info, but it is very similar looking.

Thank you for you reply, I didn’t think I’d get one, but much appreciated!

Update:  June 2, 2018
Based on this new submission, we are now doubting our original species identification for this posting.  Based on images posted to Eakring Birds and on Diptera Info, we now believe this Crane Fly might be Ctenophora pectinicornis.

Location: United Kingdom

2 Responses to Crane Fly from the UK

  1. Floss says:

    I had one of these on my wall, I went to put it out the window and it stung me?!

    At least I think it was one of these, looked very similar!

  2. Louise Bailey says:

    I found one of these in my house today! Never seen anything like it before, it was huge!

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