Tipula fascipennis


    This orange-bodied cranefly has a pale grey-brown thorax and white band that extends across the full width of the wing. The short ovipositor of the female is also distinctive.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in damp grassland, woodland edge and hedgerows.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    Larvae live in turf.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent 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