Tipula dejecta    



habitat
Possibly moist, humid habitats as found near the east coast or Great Lakes.

seasonality
From late May to early June.

identification
Grayish brown in color; head silvery grey, dark brown above with short rostrum (Doane 1901);palpi and antennae dark brown, palpi reaching a little beyond the base of the wings in males; halteres brownish yellow, knobs brown; tarsi and tips of femora and tibia and legs dark brown, femora yellowish (Doane 1901). Abdomen dull brown with back and side margins of each segment grayish; Wings clear, with a dark tinge that is darker closer to the head; an indistinct whitish space on the wing in front of thebrown stigma (Doane 1901). Length of male: 10mm, female: 12mm; wing span: 12mm.

life history
Complete metamorphosis; no other information known.

conservation
It is not known if this species is threatened.

diet info
Not known.

range
Michigan to Quebec south to Illinois and Virginia; possibly around the Great Lakes region (Stone 1965).

notes
Information taken for this species from Doane (1901), under species name Tipula fumosa, but is the same species as T. dejecta (Stone et al. 1965 ).

people
species page authorBaschuk, R.2005 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5896

 

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