Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Tipula

Tipuloidea 01b Sex - Tipula dorsimacula - male - female BG2004 C7210 - Tipula - female BG2004 C7210 - Tipula - female Yellow Cab coloring - Tipula Crane Fly - Dorsal - Tipula furca Mating Tipulomorpha - Crane Flies - Tipula - male - female Immature orange and blue dragonfly? - Tipula dorsimacula Crane Fly - Tipula tricolor - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Tipulomorpha (Crane Flies)
Family Tipulidae (Large Crane Flies)
Subfamily Tipulinae
Genus Tipula
Explanation of Names
Tipula Linnaeus 1758
Latin tipula/tippula 'a water spider'(1)(2) or, per Nettleship (1889), 'water fly'
Numbers
>480 spp. in 27 subgenera in our area, ~2400 spp. in 40 subgenera total(3)
Size
Typically 10-25 mm
Identification
Technical characters needed for identification. A few species are distinctively marked.
Range
worldwide (~60% of spp. in Holarctic region)(3)
Print References
several species illustrated in(4)(5)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Century Dictionary: an encyclopedic lexicon of the English language
3.Oosterbroek P. (2014) Catalogue of the craneflies of the world
4.Insects in Kansas
Glenn A. Salsbury and Stephan C. White. 2000. Kansas Dept. of Agriculture.
5.The Common Insects of North America
Lester A. Swan, Charles S. Papp. 1972. Harper & Row.