Tipula fascipennis

Description

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
Habitat

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

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map