Coremacera marginata


    The adults are 7 to10 millimetres long. The prominent eyes and the legs are reddish brown. The brown or yellowish antennae are forward-pointing, with a hairy 3rd segment and a whitish arista. The dark grey wings are mottled by many greyish spots and with a blackish border.

    Identification difficulty

    Often found in damp areas. It may also be encountered in grasslands and woodlands, feeding on nectar or sipping dew.

    When to see it

    Late May until September or October peaking in August.

    Life History

    Larvae prey on terrestrial snails.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain, but possibly mainly coastal in Wales and scarce north of Cumbria.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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