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Edge of damp South Devon woodland 09/04/17.
Not sure about this identification. A couple of weeks ago I had a Tipula vittata nearby but there is some variation with this one and I don't seem to be able to easily place it anywhere else. Yes I know, craneflies aren't easy!
Found another one today and definitely no dark abdomen side stripe. Now I'm beginning to think about this simply being rather strongly marked Tipula oleracea?
Yes, I agree Geoff. I can't see the distance between the compound eyes below, but it is too early for T. paludosa. There is simply the brown costal edge of the wing with the while stripe below, typical of the subgenus Tipula, so quite different from T. vittata.