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Crane fly?

Observed: 8th July 2009 By: hcafc1960hcafc1960’s reputation in Invertebrateshcafc1960’s reputation in Invertebrateshcafc1960’s reputation in Invertebrates
Tipula maxima (crane fly)

Long yellow fly with dark brown tip.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Yes, one of the craneflies in genus Nephrotoma as charlieb says. These are sometimes known as 'tiger craneflies' as most of the species in this genus have black and yellow markings, although that's as far as the resemblance to tigers goes! Most of them have larvae feeding on roots in the soil as far as I know.

Entomologist and biological recorder