Tipula paludosa (Meigen, 1830)
Tipula paludosa is another of our two most commonly encountered and large Crane Flies. Very similar to Tipula oleracea, Tipula paludosa females can be tentatively identified by their wings being shorter than the abdomen. They fly from April till later in the year, when they are perhaps most common and are regularly attracted to lights.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tipula paludosa
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. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). 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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