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Family Tipulidae - Large Crane Flies

Ghost Cranefly, Dolichopeza americana - Brachypremna dispellens Crane fly ? - Tipula sayi insect - Tipula dorsimacula - female BG1848 D2273 - Tipula rossmani - male Tipula? - Tipula Tipula Nephrotoma ferruginea?  - Nephrotoma ferruginea - male Tipula paludosa larva - Tipula paludosa
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)
Other Common Names
Daddy-Long-Legs (UK)
Explanation of Names
Tipulidae Latreille 1802
see Tipula
common name alludes to long legs
Numbers
3 subfamily, with >560 spp. in 12 genera in our area (80% in Tipula), >4,400 spp. in ~40 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
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)
keys to CA spp. in(2)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Life Cycle

Larva, pupa, adults (♀♂)
Internet References
(3)