Large Crane Fly
( Tipulidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Tipulidae
(Latreille, 1802)
Common Name:Large Crane Fly
Life Stage:(L) larva

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Diptera
Suborder:Nematocera
Family:Tipulidae
Taxon Code:DIP01526
ITIS TSN#:118840

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
ISMC Garden - Oakland, Melrose District, 5209 Congress Ave, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100101

RECOGNITION
Superficially resemble mosquitoes, but are generally much larger. Terminal (fourth) segment of maxillary palpus elongate, longer than first three segments combined (short or subequal to third segment in Limoniidae). Antennae usually 13-segmented (14- or 16-segmented in Limoniidae). Humpbacked in lateral view.

BIOLOGY
Distribution
Worldwide and throughout North America.

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#118840


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