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Yamatotipula larvae

Crane Fly larva - Tipula Crane Fly larva - Tipula
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 Yamatotipula)
No Taxon Yamatotipula larvae
Identification
"Excellent image to show the fully extention of the anal gills. Those gills only visible when the larva is in the water, once in the air the gills will withdraw and become invisible or only partially extended. The dorsal hair lines is one of the characters of species found in the Yamatotipula group." -- Chen Young on this image: