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Species Tipula paludosa - Common European Crane Fly

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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 (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
diagnostic character of European crane fly adults is a narrow dark-colored band along the leading edge of the wing adjacent to a light-colored band.
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
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