Dictenidia bimaculata

Description

Wing length 10 to 15 mm.  A shining, black looking species; the thorax is black, with more or less extensive orange markings. The abdomen is entirely black in the male, black with some orange lateral markings in the female ; wings with two large, dark spots, one extending down from stigmatic area to the discal cell, the other, somewhat smaller, situated at the wing apex ; legs orange, femora and tibiae black-tipped, tarsi blackish. 

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Habitat

Damp, well wooded areas.

When to see it

April to July.

UK Status

Quite widespread in England and parts of Wales, not as well recorded from further north.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

Species group:
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Tipulidae
Records on NatureSpot:
1
First record:
26/06/2019 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
26/06/2019 (Nicholls, David)

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