Dictenidia bimaculata


    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. 

    Identification difficulty
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    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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