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Type: Article
Published: 2009-12-22
Page range: 115–129
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The ecology, biology and larval instars of the North Caucasian population (Lake Maliy Tambukan) of Tipula subcunctans Alexander, 1921 (Diptera: Tipulidae)

Laboratory of Invertebrate Diversity, Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories, Kabardino-Balkarian Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, Innesi Armand str., 37A, Nalchik 360051, Russia
North Caucasus Tipula subcunctans ecology biology larvae morphology


Different aspects of ecology, biology and regional distribution of Tipula subcunctans in the North Caucasus (Lake Maliy Tambukan, 12 km south-east of Pyatigorsk) are investigated. Abundance of larvae, fecundity of females, mode of oviposition and other data are presented. First instar larvae are described and the existence of two morphological forms of fourth instar larvae is demonstrated.