Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Tipula sp.?
Posted by Sasha Rajkov on 30-07-2014 23:37
Here is a hypopygium of a male Tipula sp. from Eastern Serbia, Grza springs, near Paraćin.
The photos were taken of a live specimen, without catching it, on 19th of April 2014.
Habitat is a mixed oak and hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) forest, with also some beech. Soil layer is mostly thin, on limestone.
My experience and identification literature (especially regional) on Tipulidae is pretty scarce, so any help or directions on this specimen would be appreciated.
Edited by Sasha Rajkov on 30-07-2014 23:37
Posted by Sasha Rajkov on 30-07-2014 23:38
...and here is the habitus:
Edited by Sasha Rajkov on 30-07-2014 23:40
Posted by Sasha Rajkov on 13-08-2014 19:20
Does anyone have an idea about this one?
Posted by Sasha Rajkov on 29-12-2014 11:27
Can anyone at least narrow it down to 3-4 species or a subgenus?
Posted by evi on 29-12-2014 20:58
Very interesting and good pictures.
Looks little like Tipula (Lunatipula) fascipennis but not that I think.
Posted by Sasha Rajkov on 18-01-2015 16:20
Thank you very much for your reply, evi.
Maybe these can help, even though out of focus and a bit blurry.
But on the first one you can see that one of the abd. sternites is expanded (?), with a tuft of hairs on the tip (it was wet, so they're stuck close together). I can't see that in T. (Lunatipula) fascipenis. Nor I have found anything similar among the photos and illustrations of hypopygium available here http://nlbif.eti....
for the species recorded in Serbia.
Edited by Sasha Rajkov on 18-01-2015 16:23
Posted by Sasha Rajkov on 18-01-2015 16:21
A more dorsal view.
Edited by Sasha Rajkov on 18-01-2015 16:26
Posted by evi on 18-01-2015 21:05
I checked more. I think Tipula (Lunatipula) clio is good candidate.
Holotypus von Oiti-Gebirge.