A distinctive orange and black insect which was previously grouped with the craneflies. The pale hind tarsi are unique within UK members of the genus.
Damp grassy places
Most often seen between spring and autumn
The female lays over 500 eggs. Larvae feed on decaying organic matter.
Fairly frequent and widespread over much of Britain.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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