| Tipula oleracea Linnaeus, 1758|
Main synonym = Tipula pratensis De Geer, 1776
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Diptera / Tipulidae |
| Marsh Crane Fly, Common Crane Fly Nemusun|
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A species which is quite common in our islands and mostly found close to wetland and water catchment areas. It has the shape of a large mosquito, but it forms part of the family of flies (Diptera). It rests on plants with it wings open and hence can be spotted quite easily, also becasue of its large size (wingspan 25mm c.) The female lays eggs through an elongated ovipositor in mud or moist soil where the larva hatches and develops.
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