Melieria crassipennis


Length: 10mm. This species has spotted wings that help with identification. It also has a square-like head with a pale frons.

Similar Species

Very similar to Melieria omissa but this species is usually only found in coastal areas.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.


Often seen perching, face-down, on waterside vegetation.

When to see it

May - July

UK Status

Fairly common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

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