Rhipidia maculata

Description

This is quite a distinctive crane fly with well patterned wings and distinctive antennae

Similar Species

There are 3 species in this genus where the males have the characteristic pectinate antennae, however they differ in the wing patterns.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Often found in well wooded or well vegetated areas.

When to see it

April to October.

Life History

The larvae of Rhipidia are associated with rotting wood.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

UK Map