Tipula duplex

Tipulid Crane Fly

Tipula (Lunatipula) duplex, Tipulidae


Family: Tipulidae

Subfamily: Tipulinae

Subgenus: Lunatipula

Length: typically 17-22 mm


In West Virginia Tipula duplex is most likely to be seen in July and August.

The overall range of the species extends from Ontario and Michigan to Nova Scotia, south to Kansas and to Florida.

Larvae develop in damp, decaying leaves on the forest floor. Adults are found in a variety of woodland habitats. Adults are also attracted to lights.



Tipula duplex, subfamily Lunatipula crane flies

Insects of West Virginia