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Genus Tipula

Tipula? - Tipula dorsimacula BG1969 D2151 - Tipula tricolor - female Crane Fly - Tipula longiventris Crane Fly - Tipula ultima Crane Fly? - Tipula female crane fly - Tipula - female Large Crane Fly - Tipula ultima - female Beautiful bug - Tipula morrisoni - male
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.