Saturday, 5 December 2015

Tipula sp. - Crane fly

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". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photos Machairas, 1/11/2015 by Michael Hadjiconstantis

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