Tipula maxima (Poda, 1761)
Many of our Crane Flies are not always easy to identify, there usually being several other similar species affecting identification. However, Tipula maxima is large enough (larger than any of the other regularly seen species) and has wings so well marked, that it makes this Crane Fly an easy to identify species. Tipula maxima is found in well vegetated areas, often in woodlands, so it was a surprise when this one was found on the wall of a Garden Centre at Mapperley in June 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tipula maxima
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 November 2017

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