Tipula luna


    Length 19 to 21 mm. Has a grey abdomen, usually with a central line of darker dashes and stripes on the thorax. Quite similar to Prionocera turcica, but T. luna does not have the dark stripe on the head.

    Identification difficulty

    Moist well wooded areas, rushy meadows and marshes.

    When to see it

    April to July

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in suitable habitats in Leicestershire and Rutland

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