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#1 2015-02-23 13:45:17

epeat
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Name: Lizzy Peat
From: Hampshire
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Tipula limbata in Hampshire?

Hello,
I have just noticed we have a record of Tipula limbata at SU5409 made on the 21/07/2007, Can I assume this is a misidentification? I notice the normal distribution on the NBN Gateway does not occur beyond Cumbria..

Thank you for any help,
Kind Regards,
Lizzy Peat
Hampshire Biodiversity Infromation Centre


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#2 2015-02-23 21:43:59

johnkramer
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Name: John Kramer
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Re: Tipula limbata in Hampshire?

Hi Lizzy.  Do you have a voucher specimen, or any other clues?  Your assumption may be right .... or wrong !! It makes the case for having a good local museum.  Who was the collector and determiner ???  I'll check the database and see if I can find out more.  Some populations in the New Forest are disconnected from more northerly ones. 
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#3 2015-02-24 13:21:40

epeat
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Name: Lizzy Peat
From: Hampshire
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Re: Tipula limbata in Hampshire?

Hiya John! Long time no see.
I have heard back from the identifier, Richard Dickson who tells me that that record was his mistake- it was an aberrant Tipula vernalis. It was initially caught in a Malaise Trap by Keith Wheeler, and identified from a specimen in March 2010, so there is still a specimen.
Thank you for your help, I didn't know they occurred in the New Forest!
Lizzy
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