Limonia nubeculosa

Description

Length 9 to 11 mm. It has patterned wings, a stripy thorax. The three dark bands on the front femora are diagnostic.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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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