Tipula lunata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tipula lunata is a distinctively coloured Crane Fly, but there are several other similarly coloured species, so ID is not easy. A common species found in well vegetated areas where they frequently visit Umbelliferous flowers. The lack of any long term study of Diptera at the Sherwood Forest NNR, meant that this was the first record of T. lunata for nearly 100 years that we know of. However, Tipula lunata has proved to be quite widespread and common in the Sherwood Forest area.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tipula lunata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2016

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