Epiphragma ocellare


    A very distinctive cranefly with circle patterns on its wings, banded thighs and a brown striped abdomen.

    Identification difficulty

    Well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    Larvae are found in dead wood.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in suitable areas of England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map