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


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

UK Map