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Species Tipula caloptera

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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
No Taxon (subgenus Yamatotipula)
Species caloptera (Tipula caloptera)
Explanation of Names
Caloptera is Greek for "beautiful wing."
Size
18-25 mm
Identification
"They are the largest species of Yamatotipula group that have their wings striped longitudinally with brown and white. Their flagellar segments of antennae are yellow with darkened bases, and are shorter than their thorax. The abdominal segments have conspicuous brown sublateral stripes on tergites. Male hypopygium has very broad median lobe on the ninth tergite."(1)