Euphylidorea dispar

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Woodland with boggy areas.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae are predatory carnivores living in the soil.

    UK Status

    Widespread, particularly in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Local in Leicestershire and Rutland. It has been recorded from Charnwood Lodge, Groby Pool woodland, Rutland Water and a few woodlands.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map