Tipula is a very large insect genus in the fly family Tipulidae. They are commonly known as crane flies. 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
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Animalia (Kingdom) -> Arthropoda (Phylum) -> Insecta (Class) -> Diptera (Order) -> Tipulidae (Family)

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