Limonia phragmitidis


    A striking cranefly with pale orange thorax and abdomen and a grey head. The wings have strong but small black marks. The black rings on the legs go nearly to the top of the femur, 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

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

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