Limonia nubeculosa


    Length 9 to 11 mm. It has patterned wings, a stripy thorax and three dark bands on the front femora. It also has a looped mark about halfway along the wing, the mark having a point on the apical side.

    Identification difficulty

    Mainly a species of well-wooded areas and thick hedges, sometimes seen resting on logs, fences or walls during the daytime.

    When to see it

    February to November.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on rotting wood.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, sometimes abundant around rotting wood.

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