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Species Tipula paludosa - Common European Crane Fly

European crane fly? Species? - Tipula paludosa Small Cranefly - Tipula paludosa - female Common European Cranefly Female? - Tipula paludosa - female Crane Fly - Tipula paludosa Tipula paludosa Adult - Tipula paludosa - female Tipula paludosa larva - Tipula paludosa Tipula paludosa  - Tipula paludosa Tipula paludosa  - Tipula paludosa - 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
No Taxon (European Crane Flies)
Species paludosa (Common European Crane Fly)
Explanation of Names
Author: Meigen
Size
Mature larvae: 1 to 1-1/2 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm) long.
Adults: 2.5-3.0 cm long
Identification
Antennae 14 segments; space between the eyes on ventral surface of the head wide; in females wings do not reach the tip of abdomen. The Crane Flies (Diptera:Tipulidae) of Pennsylvania
Food
Larvae feed on the roots of grasses.
Adults don't feed
Life Cycle
One generation per year
Remarks
Non native. Introduced from Europe before 1955
See Also
Marsh Crane Fly (Tipula oleracea)
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