Psectrotanypus varius

Description

This species of non biting midge has very distinctive dark markings on the wings which help to distinguish it.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Around water, especially ponds.

When to see it

Summer.

Life History

The aquatic larvae emerge from ponds etc.

UK Status

Little recorded but thought to be widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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