Insect and Bug ID forum: Anyone have any idea what this bug is?

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 27, 2014 9:22 PM CST
On a friend's screen...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Aug 28, 2014 3:43 AM CST
It's a Cranefly in the family Tipulidae, which are very difficult to identify without a key, and often a specimen is needed unless you can show unique characteristics.

In this fly, there looks to be obvious patterning on the wings but the lighting is not showing it well enough. Other features usually needed to verify a species include the antennae, wing venation, pattern on thorax and abdomen, and shape of ovipositor or if a male the obvious reproductive organ.

This key may give you an indication, or not.

http://iz.carnegiemnh.org/cran...
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
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Weedwhacker
Aug 28, 2014 6:36 AM CST
Thanks, Janet! (I'm pretty sure just "crane fly" will be enough info for her... ) Smiling
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Aug 28, 2014 6:56 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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