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Crane Fly pupa (Tipula sp.) - Tipula

Crane Fly pupa (Tipula sp.) - Tipula
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
May 4, 2008
Size: ~ 17 mm
Fund among mulch, got very active when handled whipping its body side to side. Had a small "tag" spanning 2 abdominal segments.

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Crane Fly pupa (Tipula sp.) - Tipula Crane Fly pupa - Tipula

I'm thinking Tipulid pupa.
I often found these sticking out of mulch and soil after the adults have eclosed. Right now all I'm finding (after a day's weeding) are mature larvae...

 
Thank you!
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I found another Crane Fly pupa which looks very similar. Also, Chen Young's photo of Tipula pupa looks very similar.

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