from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A notable genus of crane-flies, typical of the family Tipulidæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any one of many species of long-legged dipterous insects belonging to Tipula and allied genera. They have long and slender bodies. See Crane fly, under
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of many
speciesof long-legged dipterous insectsbelonging to Tipula and allied genera; a crane fly.
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Going up the scale from the gnat, it is found that with the dragon fly this ratio is 30 to 1, with the _tipula_, or daddy-longlegs, 14.5 to 1, the cockchafer only 5.15 to 1, the rhinoceros beetle 3.14 to 1.
(_e. g._ flies and fleas) this union of the sexes results in the production of a _skolex_; while others have no parents, nor do they have congress -- such are the ephemera, tipula, and the like.
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