Large Crane Fly
( Tipulidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

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

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Diptera
Suborder:Nematocera
Family:Tipulidae
Taxon Code:DIP01154
ITIS/TSN:118840

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Gardens at Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100110

RECOGNITION
Description
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.
Diversity
3 Subfamilies, with more than 560 species in 12 genera in North America (80% in Tipula), more than 4,400 species in about 40 genera worldwide.

BIOLOGY
Distribution
Worldwide and throughout North America.
Diversity
3 Subfamilies, with more than 560 species in 12 genera in North America (80% in Tipula), more than 4,400 species in about 40 genera worldwide.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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