Tipula oleracea (Crane Fly sp.)


Tipula oleracea, sometimes also referred to as the Marsh Crane Fly, looks quite similar to the Tipula paludosa which also occurs throughout Europe.
Females Tipula oleracea can be distinguished from Tipula paludosa by their wings being longer than their body.
In addition, Tipula oleracea flies during the spring months while Tipula paludosa flies mainly in August and September. 

Caught in my self made moth trap.
In my yard, Hilversum, The Netherlands, 21 April 2019

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