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Tanyptera

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Mai 2020 Eiablage der Schwarzen Kammschnake Tanyptera atrata

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Tanyptera atrata laying eggs

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Houtlangpootmug Tanyptera atrata, paring en eileg

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Houtlangpootmug - Tanyptera atrata

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Eiablage einer Schwarzen Kammschnake(Tanyptera atrata(L. 1758)) am Waldrand des Hirschberges

Tanyptera is a genus of true crane flies; its species are lustrous and black and yellow or red in color. They resemble some Ichneumonidae. Segments of the flagella of males have three outgrowths each. The antennae of the females are distinctly 13-segmented. The sides of the mesothorax are glabrous. The ovipositor of the female is unusually long, the valves being only slightly shorter than the cerci. Tanyptera spp. exhibit extreme polymorphism in the body colour and body size of the sexes. The wing colors also vary from smoky-black, brown, or brownish-yellow, to transparent.
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