Limonia phragmitidis


A striking cranefly with pale orange thorax and abdomen and a grey head. The wings have three black spots near to the front edge. The black rings on the legs stop just short of the distal end, leaving pale knees.

Identification difficulty

Commonly found on shady grassland.

When to see it

May and June

UK Status

Fairly Common and widespread across Britain

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map