Tipula varipennis


A moderately large species with a wingspan of about 3.5 cm. It has two noticeable dark spots on the leading edge of the wing.

Identification difficulty

Woodland edge and other well wooded areas.

When to see it

A spring-time species - March to June

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map