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1909 Views 3 Replies Last post: Aug 2, 2012 7:51 PM by Brian RSS
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May 29, 2012 11:43 PM


Hi, A friend asked if I could identify this ?tipula photographed in Hainault Forest, Essex a couple of days ago. It eludes me, I have spent hours on www photos. Some tipula have patterns and shaded cells but nothing like this. Also black markings on legs. Is it a fake or joke?

Help me please. Thanks.

tipula sp1.jpg

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    May 30, 2012 12:03 AM (in response to Brian)
    Re: Tipula

    I've heard of Limonia annulata with a wing pattern referred to as 'oscillated' or 'bull's eye'. Similar, though yours is an amazing find!


    n.b.Can anyone confirm this species has not entered the UK yet? Apparently its not uk based but immigration is always there.

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    Jul 31, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to Brian)
    Re: Tipula

    Epiphragma ocellare (Linnaeus, 1761)

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