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Tipula
Tipula
is a very large insect genus in the fly family Tipulidae. They are commonly known as crane flies or daddy longlegs. Worldwide there are well over a thousand species. All species have very long, fragile legs. The male has a swollen tip to his abdomen, and the female has a pointed ovipositor which is used to push eggs into soil. The larvae of some species are root-feeding and may be called "leatherjackets". Technical description: Discal cell present ; M3 arises from M4 ; all tibiae spurred Antennae with whorls of long hairs. Rs usually long ; Sc ends far from base of Rs ; cell 4 always petiolate ; body colour usually grey, brown or dull yellow, rarely black ; praescutal stripes (when present) usually dull, rarely slightly shining Species[edit] See list of Tipula
Tipula
species. External links[edit]

Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q1818764 ADW: Tipula BugGuide: 10977 EoL: 53293 EPPO: 1TIPUG Fauna Europaea: 127969 Fossilworks: 72091 GBIF: 1446543 ITIS: 119037 NCBI: 4

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