Limnophila schranki

Alternative names
Broad-winged Mottled Longneck

Wing length 10-13 mm. The peppered wing pattern is variable  and can be quite pale. The top of the femora are yellow and the basal half dark. The top of the thorax has a pair of broad dark stripes

Identification difficulty

Streams, woods and well vegetated damp places.

When to see it

April and May.

Life History

The larvae live in marshy places.

UK Status

Widespread but rather local in Britain.

VC55 Status

Local and rather infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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