Limonia nubeculosa


Length 9 to 11 mm. It has patterned wings, a stripy thorax and three bands on the front femora. It also has a looped mark about halfway along the wing, the mark having a point on the apical side.

Photo ID?

Mainly a species of well-wooded areas and thick hedges, sometimes seen resting on logs, fences or walls during the daytime.

When to see it

February to November.

Life History

The larvae feed on rotting wood.

UK Status

Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, sometimes abundant around rotting wood.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map