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Genus Tipula

European Crane Fly? - Tipula oleracea Tipula paludosa? Mating Pair - Tipula Tipula Crane Fly? - Tipula - male On the Wall - Tipula Mating Pair: Tiger Crane Flies? - Tipula Male Tipula - Tipula tricolor - male Crane fly - Tipula ultima Tipulomorpha  - Tipula - 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.