Giant Crane Fly Tipula abdominalis Say    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Tipulidae   >   Genus Tipula   

Status:

Found in the eastern U.S., where it flies from May to October (BugGuide, 2015).

Description:

"Large size coupled with black velvety patches on thorax is diagnostic feature" (BugGuide, 2015).

There are 36 records in the project database.

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A Giant Crane Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/6/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/6/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Howard Co., Maryland (6/20/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Howard Co., Maryland (6/20/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/23/2016). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Harford Co., Maryland (9/15/2016). Determined by Kelsey J.R.P. Byers/BugGuide. Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Harford Co., Maryland (9/15/2016). Determined by Kelsey J.R.P. Byers/BugGuide. Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/15/2015). Confirmed by Will Chatfield-Taylor/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A female Giant Crane Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/29/2014). Determined by John F. Carr/BugGuide. Photo by Don Watley. (MBP list)

A female Giant Crane Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/27/2016). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Giant Crane Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/26/2019). (c) Kate Bullock, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Kate Bullock via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Giant Crane Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/26/2019). (c) Kate Bullock, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Kate Bullock via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Harford Co., Maryland (9/23/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A female Giant Crane Fly in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/9/2015). Determined by Bob Biagi and John S. Ascher via BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

A Giant Crane Fly in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/7/2016). Verified by John F. Carr/BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

Giant Crane Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/27/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)


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