Norwegian Journal of Entomology. 2013, 60 (2), 159-162
Females of the autumn crane fly Tipula (Platytipula) moiwana (Matsumura, 1916) were collected along the river Ljanselva in Oslo. This species was hitherto only known from the easternmost Palaearctic and from the Moscow and Tula regions in Russia. It has a characteristic wing pattern, which made it possible to distinguish even females from other known species in the subgenus Platytipula Matsumura, 1916. Its typical habitat and Palaearctic distribution are discussed.
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Norwegian Journal of EntomologyNorsk entomologisk forening