The Tipula (Acutipula) maxima group (Insecta, Diptera, Tipulidae). I. Taxonomy and distribution
Bijdragen tot de dierkunde , Volume 53 - Issue 1 p. 49- 81
A systematic account is presented of the species of the Tipula (Acutipula) maxima group. To the eleven species and subspecies already known, six are added as new: maxima balcanica, transcaucasica latifurca, libanica, cretensis, isparta, and cypriensis. Of all taxa the genital structures of the males and females are described and figured. These structures allow a grouping of the species into five subgroups. The distribution of the species and subspecies is mapped; they are all limited to smaller areas in the Mediterranean region, but for maxima itself which occupies almost entire Europe.
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Vermoolen, Dick. (1983). The Tipula (Acutipula) maxima group (Insecta, Diptera, Tipulidae). I. Taxonomy and distribution. Bijdragen tot de dierkunde, 53(1), 49–81.