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Nephrotoma quadrifaria on a wet leaf
Nephrotoma quadrifaria on a wet leaf


Nephrotoma quadrifaria
Nephrotoma quadrifaria are a species in the order two-winged flies (Diptera) and the family crane flies (Tipulidae). They are found in Central and Southern Europe.
Nephrotoma quadrifaria
Nephrotoma quadrifaria
Adult Nephrotoma quadrifaria reach body lengths of 5 15 mm. Their bodies are black and yellow in colour. The wings bear a clearly visible dark mark. Near the tip of their wings the veins are running across.
Crane fly - Nephrotoma quadrifaria
Crane fly - Nephrotoma quadrifaria
Nephrotoma quadrifaria prefer to live in meadows and bushes. The adults feed on water and nectar and the larvae live off plant matter.
Nephrotoma quadrifaria - side face
Nephrotoma quadrifaria - side face
Nephrotoma quadrifaria - Tiger cranefly
Nephrotoma quadrifaria - Tiger cranefly

Nephrotoma quadrifaria
Subspecies2
AuthorMeigen, 1804
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire))))), Ireland), Germany, Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania))), West Europe (Austria, France (South France (Corsica)), Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Switzerland), South Europe (Italy (North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain)), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Bulgaria, Greece, Yugoslavia (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia)), Albania, Romania), East Europe (Ukraine)
Asia
West Asia (Near East (Iran, Turkey))
Caucasus
Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan
Russia
Oceania
Australasia


Ecozones:

Palaearctic
West Palaearctic
Holarctic


Distribution by Synonymus:
Nephrotoma dentata   Palaearctic, Holarctic
Tipula dentata   Australasia
Nephrotoma dentata   West Palaearctic
CountriesAlbania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesNephrotoma quadrifaria in faunaeur.org
Nephrotoma quadrifaria in dyntaxa.se
Nephrotoma quadrifaria in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Nephrotoma quadrifaria on a wet leaf
2. Nephrotoma quadrifaria
3. Crane fly - Nephrotoma quadrifaria
4. Nephrotoma quadrifaria - side face
5. Nephrotoma quadrifaria - Tiger cranefly
Quick search: Nephrotoma - Quadrifaria - Wings - Crane - Flies - Side
Tipulidae - Species - Central - Black - Colour - Mark - Plant - Meadows
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderNematocera
Long-horned flies, Mosquitoes
InfraorderTipulomorpha
Crane Flies
SuperfamilyTipuloidea
FamilyTipulidae
Crane Flies, Crane fly, Large Crane Flies, Craneflies, Daddy-long-legs
SubfamilyTipulinae
TribeTipulini
GenusNephrotoma
Tiger Crane Flies
Speciesquadrifaria
Nephrotoma quadrifaria
AuthorMeigen, 1804
 
Synonyms
Nephrotoma dentata
Nephrotoma fascipennis
Pachyrhina fascipennis
Tipula dentata
Tipula quadrifaria
 
Subspecies
Nephrotoma quadrifaria farsidica
Nephrotoma quadrifaria quadrifaria
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Keywords
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