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Cranefly Tipula montana

Observed: 22nd August 2011 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
Invertebrates expert
Vestiplex montana - Blencathra-7
Vestiplex montana - Blencathra-4
Vestiplex montana - Blencathra-1
Vestiplex montana - habitat

Found this largish cranefly at about 830 metres near the top of Blencathra, and pleased to find that it is a mountain species, and one I'd not seen before. Only a couple of previous records for Cumbria according to the NBN map (link below).

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I beat you to that - I had a

I beat you to that - I had a male at the end of June in the Cairngorms. There are very few records post-1990 even there. Difficult habitat and not too many people there to recognise them.



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