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


Arthropods > Insects


Purbeck Beds, Lower

Time period

Lower Cretaceous


140 million years

Where found

Bincombe Hill road cutting

Found by

Ed Jarzembowski


Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

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