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Cranefly Tipula rufina

Observed: 2nd April 2011 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Tipula rufina - Great Kimble-3
Tipula rufina - Great Kimble-4 - cropped
Tipula rufina - Great Kimble-5 - cropped

There are several species of cranefly with mottled wings looking similar to this one, but Tipula rufina is often seen early in the spring and has a dark stripe along the side of the thorax, extanding back underneath the wings (onto the pteropleuron, the segment of the side of the thorax below the wing base)

Species interactions

No interactions present.