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Tipula paludosa (European crane fly)

Synonyms: Tipula fimbriata; Tipula flavolutescens; Tipula wollastoni

Wikipedia Abstract

Tipula paludosa is a species of true craneflies.
View Wikipedia Record: Tipula paludosa

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alyn Valley Woods/ Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Alun 416 Wales, United Kingdom
Asby Complex 7715 England, United Kingdom
Beinn a`Ghlo 19978 Scotland, United Kingdom
Brecon Beacons/ Bannau Brycheiniog 666 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin 2981 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd a Cheunant Rheidol/ Rheidol Woods and Gorge 566 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Craven Limestone Complex 13166 England, United Kingdom
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Culm Grasslands 1899 England, United Kingdom  
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Duddon Mosses 774 England, United Kingdom
East Hampshire Hangers 1408 England, United Kingdom
Elenydd 21274 Wales, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fair Isle 1387 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Glen Tanar 10329 Scotland, United Kingdom
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Ingleborough Complex 14256 England, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lewes Downs 363 England, United Kingdom  
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes 3127 England, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Fetlar 3909 Scotland, United Kingdom  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rannoch Moor 24965 Scotland, United Kingdom
Rhinog 7770 Wales, United Kingdom
River Derwent 1016 England, United Kingdom
River Spey 14158 Scotland, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
St David`s / Ty Ddewi 2312 Wales, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Windsor Forest and Great Park 4169 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  
Yewbarrow Woods 279 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Avena sativa (oats)[1]
Beta maritima (sea beet)[2]
Cucurbita pepo (field pumpkin)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[2]
Linum mysorense (common flax)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anas acuta (Northern Pintail)1
Apamea anceps (Large Nutmeg)1
Camarota curvipennis1
Cerodontha denticornis1
Cerodontha incisa1
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)1
Cnephasia longana1
Cnephasia pasiuana1
Crocidosema plebejana (Cotton tipworm)1
Delia florilega (bean seed maggot)1
Delia platura (seedcorn maggot)1
Discestra trifolii (clover cutworm)1
Epiphyas postvittana (Light brown apple moth)1
Eupithecia linariata (Toadflax Pug)1
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)1
Leptopterna dolabrata (meadow plant bug)1
Liriomyza flaveola1
Luperina testacea (Flounced Rustic)1
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)2
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)1
Mesapamea secalis (Common Rustic)1
Mesoligia literosa1
Muellerianella brevipennis1
Muellerianella fairmairei1
Opomyza germinationis1
Oria musculosa1
Oscinella frit (fruit fly)1
Pseudonapomyza atra1
Spodoptera littoralis (African Cotton Leafworm)1
Thrips angusticeps1
Tyta luctuosa (four-spotted moth)1
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)1


Allophorocera ferruginea[3]
Araneus diadematus (Cross garden spider)[2]
Asilus crabroniformis[4]
Bombycilla garrulus (Bohemian Waxwing)[3]
Corvus corone (Carrion Crow)[3]
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)[3]
Gallinago gallinago (Common Snipe)[3]
Metellina segmentata (Common Orb Weaver)[3]
Motacilla alba (White Wagtail)[3]
Motacilla cinerea (Grey Wagtail)[3]
Neoitamus cyanurus (Common Awl Robber Fly)[4]
Phaonia tuguriorum[3]
Philonicus albiceps[4]
Siphona geniculata[3]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[3]
Tetragnatha extensa (Long-jawed Orb Weaver)[3]
Tringa ochropus (Green Sandpiper)[3]
Turdus pilaris (Fieldfare)[3]


Parasitized by 
Siphona geniculata[3]


Canada, USA (in the west from BC south to Calif, in the east from Nfld and NSc to Ont, Que and NY);; Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark (incl Faroe Is), Estonia, Finland (south), France (incl Corsica), Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (north), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (to 68oN), Poland, Portugal (incl Madeira), Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (incl Canary Is), Sweden (south), Switzerland, Ukraine; Russia: NET, CET, SET;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Ecology of Commanster
4Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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