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What is this? Alve (4)::2012-09-04 11:32
Re: What is this? Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)::2012-09-05 15:33
Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) identified it correctly - it's Tanyptera atrata (specifically, a female), an unusual member of the Tipulidae. the very similar T. nigircornis has black trochanters, so this is definitely atrata.

Regards, Nigel.
Re: What is this? drchoneydew Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)::2012-09-08 4:47
I found the best place to go when in doubt is here; http://bugguide.net/node/view/610784

They have a GREAT forum and all you have to do is upload your pic..and you'll get input immediately; great staff and dedicated contributors there!