Coremacera marginata

Description

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
Habitat

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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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