rod williams's picture

Female Crane-fly (Tipula paludosa)

Observed: 13th October 2012 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
Female Crane-fly (Tipula paludosa)
Description:
Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

ID comment

I think Rod is probably right but the definitive tests are 1) do the antennae have 13 or 14 segments and 2) are the wings shorter than the abdomen.

The angle is not great to gauge the wings but they appear shorter than the abdomen and are there 13 or 14 segments, I cannot see that clearly. If there are 14 then it is probably Tipula paludosa.

rod williams's picture

Crane-fly

Many thanks, Chris. This specimen seemed to be gymnastically inclined.
Rod

rodwilliamsphotography.co.uk

rodcwilliams@btinernet.com