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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map