Tanyptera nigricornis (Meigen, 1818)
This large and spectacularly marked Crane Fly was initially found on a small Birch at Sherwood Forest in May 2010. The NBN Atlas lists no previous Sherwood Forest NNR records for Tanyptera nigricornis, but Carr's book lists two historical records dating to the early 1900's. A second record followed in early June 2010, with a male found resting on Umbellifers. Further sightings in 2011 have shown T. nigricornis to be quite common, with males (lower two photographs) frequently noted flying around scrub Birches in open situations.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tanyptera nigricornis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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Updated April 2019

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Ctenophora and Tanyptera Craneflies of the Sherwood Forest NNR
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