Tipula vittata


A fairly large cranefly with distictively patterned wings and dark stripes along the sides of the abdomen.

Identification difficulty

It is found in wet woodlands, muddy stream sides, and moist areas of lush vegetation.

When to see it

This species is an early flyer, found from April to June.

Life History

The larvae live in boggy areas and sometimes along stream sides.

UK Status

Common and widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Locally common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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

UK Map