cranefly Tipula montana

cranefly Tipula montana

Observation - cranefly Tipula montana - UK and Ireland. Description: 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).

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).