Long-palped Cranefly

Tipula confusa

Description

Over all length 13 - 15mm. The thorax and abdomen are a light grey with darker brown markings. The wings have a marbled effect of dark and light shading.

Habitat

Damp places in hedgerows and woodlands where the larvae feed on moss.

Status and distribution

Quite common and distributed throughout Britain.  Fairly common on the reserve.

Best time to see

August to October.