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

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