One of the smaller craneflies with marbled dark and pale patches on wings, which are held in line with the body at rest.
Can be confused with Tipula rufina but this species has a clear dark stripe on the side of the thorax (on the pleura) which T. confusa lacks.
Woodland and gardens.
A late flying species - September to November
Larvae live in moss in woods, gardens etc.
Quite common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015