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scientific name    Tipula kennicotti    


Late May to early June.

Greyish coloration (Alexander 1915). Thorax with a single very narrow median brown stripe; wings pale brown with a clear band before the cord; head light brown and nasus very long and slender, reddish brown. Antennae elongated in male, scape yellowish brown, antennal segments 3 to 5 with base pale brownish yellow with rest brown; head light grey (Alexander 1915 and 1926), (Doane 1901). Halteres brown; coxae of legs pale brown with some greyish hairs; trochanters and femora yellow and dark brown at front; tibiae light brown and dark brown at end portion (Alexander 1915); tarsi yellowish brown; abdomen brown with first tergite grayish. Wings light brown, the costal region more yellowish , the stigma pale brown; aclear band before the cord. Length of male and female: 12-13mm and 14-15mm. Wing span male and female: 12.5-13mm and 15-16mm (Alexander 1926).

life history
Complete metamorphosis; other information not known.

It is not known if this species is vulnerable.

diet info
Not known.

Alberta to North West Territories, south to Colorado and Indiana (Stone 1965).

Some information taken for this species from Doane (1901) and Alexander (1926), under species name Tipula diluta and T. parvemarginata, respectively, but is the same species as T. kennicotti (Stone et al. 1967).

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