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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Faûna Mesopotamia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-22 4:00
Viewed: 3368
Points: 16
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Thanks for name to all.

Insects in the family Tipulidae are commonly known as crane flies. Adults are very slender, long-legged flies that may vary in length from 2–60 mm (tropical species may exceed 100 mm).

In the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland they are commonly referred to as daddy long-legs, but this name can also refer to two unrelated arthropods: members of the arachnid order Opiliones (especially in the United States and Canada) and the cellar spider Pholcidae (especially in Australia).

Numerous other common names have been applied to the crane fly, many of them more or less regional, including mosquito hawk, mosquito eater (or skeeter eater), gallinipper,[1] gollywhopper,[1] and jimmy spinner.

At least 14,000 species of crane flies have been described, most of them (75%) by the specialist Charles Paul Alexander. This makes the Tipulidae the largest family of Diptera.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Diptera

Suborder: Nematocera

Infraorder: Tipulomorpha

Family: Tipulidae

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Durzan Bey, yanılıyor olabilirim ama paylaştığınız böcek bir kraliçe sivrisinek olabilir.
Güzel ve ilginç bir paylaşım...

Hi Durzan,

This is an insect of the family "tipulidae" resemble large mosquitoes!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-22 6:58]

Hello Durzan,
I'm not that fond of Crane Flies but this is a superb capture showing this species sharply in focus. Excellent details and colours and well framed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Durzan,
excellent capture, sharp details,great macro,
have a nice day,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-22 9:28]

Hello Dürzan,
A fine macro of a Crane Fly (Tipulidae) taken from a good POV with good sharpness and lighting with a fine contrasting BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Dostum Selamlar, nefis bir Tupilid sinek makrosu. Emeğine sağlık.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-22 15:30]

Hi Durzan,unusual and intereting specie,i think a pic was taken at home..ehehe,top quality of sharpness and colors,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano.

My dearest friend Dûrzan,
It is so nice to hear from you!
I hope all is well!
This shot is so sharp and beautiful!
I love the details!
The presentation is superb, too!

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