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Insect and Spider Identification: is it a dragon fly

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Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9255126

do dragon fly have two wings ? i always thought it had a set of four.
this i captured in Ewing, NJ in August 2012
please help with its ID...

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Charleston, SC

August 27, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9255157

This is one of the crane flies (family Tipulidae). Crane flies are part of the order Diptera, which means "two wings".
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9255280

thank you flatpickit for your reply.
it seems like it belongs to the crane fly family. also this one appear to me as a female.
please mark that this one has a non-transperent body and has black spots all over it, which is absent on the crane fly shown on your link.
i hope some one narrow it down further.
Charleston, SC

August 27, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9255354

The link I provided highlights not just one crane fly, but the entire Tipulidae family. To see more individuals within this family, simply click on the "Browse" or "Images" tab near the top of that page.
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9255381

okay and once again thank you, flatpickit.
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
2:03 PM

Post #9275234

hi everyone.
i searched through hundreds of crane fly images and or info. but none seem to match image that i put here.
this one does have features of crane fly family but i can't figure out the sub-family, genus etc.
so i marked it open again.

please help

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