Tipula paludosa - Tipula paludosa

Description

Very similar to T. oleracea. The females are more easily identified as the wings of the female Tipula paludosa are shorter than the abdomen.

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Habitat

An abundant grassland species, often found in agricultural fields, parks and gardens, sometimes in considerable numbers.

When to see it

It flies between April and October but is most common in autumn

Life History

The soil dwelling larvae are the crop-damaging pests known as 'leatherjackets'.

UK Status

Common and widespread across Britain.

VC55 Status

FAirly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map