Eastern Phantom Crane Fly

Bittacomorpha clavipes

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Bittacomorpha clavipes, known as the phantom crane fly (though this name can also apply to any member of Ptychopteridae), is a species of fly in the family Ptychopteridae. It is found in the eastern United States west to the Rocky Mountains. If flies upright with its legs spread apart. Females lay hundreds of eggs by dipping their abdomen in the water.

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  1. (c) johnguerin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/30060502
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittacomorpha_clavipes

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