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Species Tipula oleracea - Marsh Crane Fly

European Marsh Crane Fly - Tipula oleracea - male Female Crane Fly, Bay Area, CA - Tipula oleracea - female Crane Fly - Tipula oleracea - male Crane Fly - Tipula oleracea - male Crane Fly - Tipula oleracea - male Common European Cranefly - Tipula oleracea - female Crane Fly - Tipula oleracea Marsh Crane Fly Mating Pair - Tipula oleracea - male - 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
No Taxon (subgenus Tipula (European Crane Flies))
Species oleracea (Marsh Crane Fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tipula oleracea Linnaeus, 1758
Size
Adults: 2.5-3.0 cm long, pupae 3.0-3.5 cm, mature
larvae 3-4 cm and eggs 1.0 x 0.5 mm.
Identification
Antennae 13 segments; space between the eyes on ventral surface of the head narrow; in females wings reach the tip of abdomen. The Crane Flies (Diptera:Tipulidae) of Pennsylvania
Food
Larvae feed on roots of grasses.
Adults don't feed
Life Cycle
Larvae develop through four instars before they pupate.
Remarks
Non native. Introduced from Europe before 1955
See Also
Common European Crane Fly (Tipula paludosa)
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