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subgenus Tipula (European Crane Flies)

European Cranefly? - Tipula - female Female Crane Fly, Bay Area, CA - Tipula oleracea - female Giant Western Crane Fly? - Tipula Common European Cranefly - Tipula oleracea - female Tipula paludosa  - Tipula paludosa marsh crane fly - Tipula oleracea - male Tipula paludosa  - Tipula paludosa - male Common European Crane Fly - Tipula paludosa
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 Tipula (European Crane Flies)
For our two species of "European crane flies," the diagnostic character for adults is a narrow dark-colored band along the leading edge of the wing adjacent to a light-colored band.
Subgenus Tipula is native to the Old World, but two European species have become established at various locations in North and South America.
Print References
Peck, D.C., E.R. Hoebeke, and C. Klass. 2006. Detection and establishment of the European crane flies Tipula paludosa Meigen and Tipula oleracea L. (Diptera: Tipulidae) in New York: A review of their distribution, invasion history, biology, and recognition. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 108(4):985-994.