Tipula confusa


    One of the smaller craneflies with marbled dark and pale patches on wings, which are held in line with the body at rest.

    Similar Species

    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.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland and gardens.

    When to see it

    A late flying species - September to November

    Life History

    Larvae live in moss in woods, gardens etc.

    UK Status

    Quite common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map