Limnophila schranki


    Length about 13 mm. The wing pattern is variable but the shape of the head and the degree of darkening on the front femora are diagnostic. The wing is slightly shaded.

    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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