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#1 2017-04-15 21:25:59

Geoff F
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Name: Geoff Foale
From: South Devon
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 117

Tipula vittata possibly?

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!


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#2 2017-04-16 21:45:59

Geoff F
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Name: Geoff Foale
From: South Devon
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 117

Re: Tipula vittata possibly?

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?

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#3 2017-04-17 13:33:51

johnkramer
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Name: John Kramer
From: Oadby, Leicester
Registered: 2008-02-20
Posts: 207

Re: Tipula vittata possibly?

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.
John K

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#4 2017-04-17 21:31:18

Geoff F
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Name: Geoff Foale
From: South Devon
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 117

Re: Tipula vittata possibly?

Thanks for the confirmation.

Maybe a little of this cranefly identification stuff is slowly sinking in - when I'm thinking clearly.

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