Melieria crassipennis

Description

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.

Habitat

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

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map