Tipula oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tipula oleracea is probably the most commonly encountered Crane Fly, often being the one that does Crane Flies no justice at all when appearing indoors after being attracted to kitchen lights. They fly from April till later in the year and are regularly attracted to MV moth traps, such as this one was at Sherwood Forest CP in April 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tipula oleracea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Pauline Bradford. Meg Skinner. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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 2021

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