Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tipula oleracea Linnaeus, 1758
Adults: 2.5-3.0 cm long, pupae 3.0-3.5 cm, mature
larvae 3-4 cm and eggs 1.0 x 0.5 mm.
Larvae feed on roots of grasses.
Adults don't feed
Larvae develop through four instars before they pupate.
Non native. Introduced from Europe before 1955