Dicranomyia chorea


This crane fly usually has a brown banded abdomen.  There is a dark stigma in the wing, but this is quite faint in some individuals, plus some darkening of a few veins. There is a black ring at the lower end of the front femur. Like other members of this family it has a habit of bobbing up and down when resting.

Identification difficulty

Recorded from various habitats including gardens, woodland and most sheltered areas.

When to see it

March to October, but particularly in spring.

UK Status

A common species in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map