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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map