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:DIP02031
ITIS TSN#:118840

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Morgan Fire Burn Area, Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CASP175000
Park/Forest:Mount Diablo State Park

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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