Hammer-headed Long-palp

Tipula irrorata


Over all length 17 to 24mm. This species has wings strongly mottled with grey. There is a dark ring at the apical ends of the femora and tibia.


Woodland and woodland edge. The larvae feed on decaying wood just beneath the bark.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread throughout Britain. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and recorded at Netherfield Lagoons. Possibly overlooked as the adults can 'disappear' when they settle against the bark of a tree.

Best time to see

May to July