Tipula fascipennis - Tipula fascipennis

Description

This orange-bodied cranefly has a white band on the wing extending right to the leading edge. The short ovipositor of the female is also distinctive.

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Habitat

Found in damp grassland, woodland edge and hedgerows.

When to see it

May and June.

Life History

Larvae live in turf.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map