Tipula varipennis (Meigen, 1818)
Tipula Crane Flies are difficult to identify unless using an identification key, so great care has to be taken. This Tipula varipennis was photographed in Lound Wood in early May 2011. It's a common species, usually found in damp wooded areas and flies quite early in the year.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tipula varipennis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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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