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#1 2019-08-10 02:37:56

BurtonWeb
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Name: Anne at BurtonWeb
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Tipula rufina or confusa?

I think this is a Tipula rufina but I'm not sure as the description I read said that rufina had a dark strip on the pleura which confusa doesn't have, but I don't know which bit of the fly the pleura is. Can anyone help please?  It was found today on the kitchen wall in south Cumbria.


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#2 2019-08-10 10:22:20

johnkramer
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Re: Tipula rufina or confusa?

The dark strip should extend from the neck to the wing base, along the side of the body.  It is perhaps more likely to be T. rufina, as it is a bit early for the emergence of T. confuse . but of course it is possible in this exceptionally warm weather.   Both species occur in your area.
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#3 2019-08-13 22:36:11

BurtonWeb
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Re: Tipula rufina or confusa?

Thanks John, I think it does.

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