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Cranefly (Swamp) Zelandotipula novarae

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Tipulomorpha
Superfamily: Tipuloidea
Family: Tipulidae
Subfamily: Tipulinae
Genus: Zelandotipula
Species: Z. novarae
Binominal name: Zelandotipula novarae
Common name: Swamp Cranefly

Zelandotipula novarae is New Zealand native large cranefly in the family Tipulidae. The family has over 600 members in New Zealand.

For more information on this family of craneflies visit: http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/local-flies/cranefly-info.html

This cranefly has three distinctive dark spots near the costal margin towards the apex. 

The pattern on the head and thorax.

The vein pattern of a wing.

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