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Crane Fly - Lunatipula (Tipula subspecies lunatipula)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Crane Fly - Lunatipula



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Sometimes, harmless Craneflies have alarming colors and sizes.

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General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Diptera
        Family: Tipulidae
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          Genus: Tipula
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            Species: subspecies lunatipula
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Tipula subspecies lunatipula
Category: Fly or Mosquito
Size (Adult; Length): 10mm to 25mm (0.39" to 0.98")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: black; yellow; brown
Descriptors: big; huge; fat; mosquito-like; flying; long legs; clinging; quiet
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Relative Size Comparison
Typical Size Between 10mm (0.4in) and 25mm (1.0in)
Lo: 10mm
Md: 17.5mm
Hi: 25mm
Territorial Map*
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Crane Fly - Lunatipula may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Crane Fly - Lunatipula. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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