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Type: Article
Published: 2009-12-22
Page range: 309–321
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New species and immatures of crane flies of subgenus Formotipula Matsumura from Taiwan (Diptera: Tipulidae: Tipula)

Section of Invertebrate Zoology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-4080, USA
Diptera Formotipula larva new species pupa Taiwan Tipula Tipulidae


Taiwanese species of the crane fly subgenus Tipula (Formotipula) Matsumura, 1916, are reviewed.  Tipula (Formotipula) argentea, new species, is described and figured. The only other previously known Taiwanese species, Tipula (Formotipula) holoserica (Matsumura, 1916), is redescribed. The external anatomy of the last instar larva and pupa of T. (F.) holoserica is described and illustrated, with a brief discussion of the biology of the larva.