Insect, crane fly

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Crane fly in the reign of the dinosaurs!

Crane flies belong to the ‘true flies’ (in the insect world there is a bewildering array of similar, yet different groups). It is amazing to think that the humble crane fly that we see today was around during the reign of the dinosaurs! Size: 9.5mm long.

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Common name

Insect, crane fly

Type

Arthropods > Insects


Strata

Purbeck Beds, Lower

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

140 million years

Where found

Bincombe Hill road cutting

Found by

Ed Jarzembowski

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.14728