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#1 2018-06-06 22:04:35

BurtonWeb
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Name: Anne at BurtonWeb
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Is this Tipula lunata?

This handsome chappie was hanging around my house (in south Cumbria) last night and this morning. I think it may be a male Tipula lunata, but could anyone confirm this for me please?  Note: he has lost a leg - the stump is visible on the middle image.


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#2 2018-07-03 20:24:25

johnkramer
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Re: Is this Tipula lunata?

I think that you are probably right.  There are a few orange ones.  In Tip. fascipennis the white wing bar goes right down to the bottom edge, and Tip. cava has a pair of posterior white blisters, which are out of view on these pics.  Tip. peliostigma is another orange one with a distinct post-abdomen.
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#3 2018-07-04 03:48:41

BurtonWeb
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Re: Is this Tipula lunata?

Thanks John, I've not seen another one around here since this one. I live in hope!

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