Pediciidae

The Pediciidae or hairy-eyed craneflies are a family of flies closely related to true crane flies, with about 500 species worldwide.

Pediciidae
Pedicia.rivosa.-.lindsey
Pedicia rivosa
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Description

For terms see Morphology of Diptera.

Pediciidae are medium-sized to large (5 mm., Dicranota 35 mm., Pedicia) flies which resemble Tipulidae. The wings, legs and abdomen are long and slender. Ocelli are absent. The eyes are pubescent; short erect hairs are present in between the eye facets (the eyes are usually glabrous in related families). The antenna have 12-17 segments. The thorax has a V-shaped transverse suture. The wing has 2 anal veins. The apical crossveins and M-Cu form an oblique line. The wings of Pedicia have contrasting brown longitudinal stripes.

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Crane fly

Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order Diptera, true flies in the superfamily Tipuloidea. Cylindrotominae, Limoniinae, and Pediciinae have been ranked as subfamilies of Tipulidae by most authors, though occasionally elevated to family rank. In the most recent classifications, only Pediciidae is now ranked as a separate family, due to considerations of paraphyly. In colloquial speech, crane flies are sometimes known as mosquito hawks or daddy longlegs, a term also used to describe opiliones or the family Pholcidae, both of which are arachnids. The larvae of crane flies are known commonly as leatherjackets.Crane flies are found worldwide, though individual species usually have limited ranges. They are most diverse in the tropics, and are also common in northern latitudes and high elevations.The Tipulidae is one of the largest groups of flies, including over 15,000 species and subspecies in 525 genera and subgenera. Most crane flies were described by the entomologist Charles Paul Alexander, a fly specialist, in over 1000 research publications.

Dicranota

Dicranota is a genus of flies in the family Pediciidae.

Heterangaeus

Heterangaeus is a genus of hairy-eyed craneflies (family Pediciidae) from the Russian far east (Sakhalin & Kuril Islands), North Korea and Japan.

Malaisemyia

Malaisemyia is a genus of hairy-eyed craneflies (family Pediciidae) from Assam (India), with the exception of M. ornatissima from Myanmar.

Nasiternella

Nasiternella is a genus of hairy-eyed craneflies (family Pediciidae) with a Holarctic distribution.

Nipponomyia

Nipponomyia is a genus of hairy-eyed craneflies (family Pediciidae).

Pedicia

Pedicia is a genus of hairy-eyed craneflies (family Pediciidae).

Pedicia autumnalis

Pedicia autumnalis is a species of hairy-eyed crane fly in the family Pediciidae.

Pedicia contermina

Pedicia contermina is a species of hairy-eyed crane fly in the family Pediciidae.

Pedicia parvicellula

Pedicia parvicellula is a species of hairy-eyed crane fly in the family Pediciidae.

Pedicia procteriana

Pedicia procteriana is a species of hairy-eyed crane fly in the family Pediciidae.

Pedicia rivosa

Pedicia rivosa is a species of hairy-eyed cranefly in the family Pediciidae. It is found across most of Europe, but excluding the Iberian Peninsula. The subspecies P. r. mannheimsi is found in France and Germany, and some specimens from Scotland may also belong to this subspecies.

Pediciinae

The Pediciinae are a subfamily of flies in the family Pediciidae, closely related to Tipulidae (true craneflies). There are about 450 species worldwide.

Savchenkoiana

Savchenkoiana is a genus of hairy-eyed craneflies (family Pediciidae) from the Russian far east (Primorskiy kray).

Tipuloidea

Tipuloidea is a superfamily of flies containing the living families Cylindrotomidae, Limoniidae, Pediciidae and Tipulidae, and the extinct families Architipulidae and Eolimnobiidae.At least 15,300 species of crane flies have been described, most of them (75%) by the specialist Charles Paul Alexander.

Tipulomorpha

The Tipulomorpha are an infraorder of Nematocera, containing the crane flies, a very large group, and allied families.

One recent classification based largely on fossils splits this group into a series of extinct superfamilies (below), and includes members of other infraorders, but this has not gained wide acceptance.

Tricyphona

Tricyphona is a genus of flies in the family Pediciidae.

Ula (fly)

Ula is a genus of flies in the family Pediciidae.

Ulinae

The Ulinae are a subfamily of Hairy-eyed Craneflies closely related to true crane flies. There are about 28 species worldwide.

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