Tipuloidea

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Tipuloidea
Tipula paludosa.jpg
Tipula paludosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Tipulomorpha
Superfamily: Tipuloidea
Families

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The Tipuloidea is the 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.