cranefly Tipula rufina

cranefly Tipula rufina

Observation - cranefly Tipula rufina. Description: There are several species of cranefly with mottled wings looking similar to this one, but Tipula rufina is often seen early in the spring and has a dark stripe along the side of the thorax, extanding back underneath the wings (onto the pteropleuron, the s

There are several species of cranefly with mottled wings looking similar to this one, but Tipula rufina is often seen early in the spring and has a dark stripe along the side of the thorax, extanding back underneath the wings (onto the pteropleuron, the segment of the side of the thorax below the wing base)