Another couple of craneflies before the deluge

The weather has come in with vigour  this morning – I think the Devon drought has ended.

Before the weather arrived I managed to photograph this pair of mating craneflies (I think the species is Tipula maxima).

Tipula maxima


The wings are clearly mottled and it tends to live in wet woodlands – it is common throughout Britain. Whether are interested in creepy crawlies or not just look at the detail in this picture – nature is amazing down to the last detail!

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