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subgenus Lunatipula

Crane Fly - Tipula duplex Tipula sp.? - Tipula BG1848 D2273 - Tipula rossmani - male Crane fly - Tipula - female Crane Fly - Tipula submaculata Crane Fly IMG_0821 - Tipula duplex - female Tipula atrisumma - male Tipula fuliginosa
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 Lunatipula
Explanation of Names
Lunatipula Edwards 1931
~140 spp. in our area, close to 500 total(1)
Adults: Squama with a group of setae; Veins beyond cord often with trichia; tibial spur formula 1-2-2; claws usually with basal tooth; and male genitalia with tergite and sternite distinct.(2) Eyes often green.
Larvae: Note the scleritization of the dorsal pair of the anal lobes but flesh on the lateral and ventral pairs." --Chen Young here
holarctic (mostly w. Palaearctic), with a handful of spp. ranging a bit to the south(1)