An orange bodied cranefly, the femora are black, as is the wing stigma, contrasting with the orange. The thorax has a central broad black stripe, particularly in the front half.
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Woodland with boggy areas.
May and June.
The larvae are predatory carnivores living in the soil.
Widespread, particularly in the southern half of Britain.
Local in Leicestershire and Rutland. It has been recorded from Charnwood Lodge, Groby Pool woodland, Rutland Water and a few woodlands.
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