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