Cranefly - Tipula Luna
Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 15th may 2015 using a Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.

 

Taken at Baron's Haugh on 15th may 2015 using a Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File
 
Cranefly - Tipula Luna.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Tipula Luna.
Diptera.
Tipulidae.
Food:
Larvae:


Length:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
With a 10 - 15 day lifespan, they generally don't eat.
The larvae live in the top layers of soil where they feed on the roots, root hairs, crown, and, sometimes the leaves of crops, stunting their growth or killing the plants.
19 - 21 mm.
Moist wooded areas, rushy meadows and marshes.
April - July.