Tipulidae have long slender legs, often only tiny fragments appear in droppings. The legs are covered with long hairs.
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The wings are often characteristically marbeled, with darker patches of pigment. The costal margin has a typical row of stiff hairs
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Tipulid antennae consist of a series of 13-16 similar segments. The most common antennae type has a rounded base with four projecting spines. Less common are horned antennae.
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The maxillary palp is long and slender, with the terminanal segment elongated covered with a stripe pattern. The eyes are large, the exoskeleton near the eye yellowish covered with long hairs.