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European Crane Fly- Management History and Loss of Dursban-
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Arthur L. Antonelli, Ph.D.
Extension Entomologist
WSU Puyallup, WA.

Gwen K. Stahnke, Ph.D.
Extension Turf Specialist
WSU-Puyallup, WA

The European Crane Fly (Tipula paludosa Meigen) was first found on this continent in Newfoundland in 1952 (Fox, D.J.S. 1957). It made it's appearance on the West Coast in Vancouver, B.C. in 1965 where larvae were causing severe damage to lawns (Wilkinson, 1969). They were first detected in Washington State in 1966 (Jackson and Campbell, 1975). While largely restricted to western Washington, they have been found on a few occasions in Spokane County and Yakima County. By 1989, it had made its debut in western Oregon (Williams et al., 1989) and testimonials from California farm advisors suggests its presence in their state about five years later.

In this paper:


Life Cycle

Current Management Practices

Management Techniques - Past & Current


See also:

"They don't drive Harleys" - by Craig MacConnell

"ECF & CCF" - by Sharon Collman

"Managing ECF in Whatcom Co."
- by Todd Murray and Scarlet Tang

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