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.
Recorded from various habitats including gardens, woodland and most sheltered areas.
March to October, but particularly in spring.
A common species in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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