This is quite a distinctive crane fly with well patterned wings and distinctive antennae
There are 3 species in this genus where the males have the characteristic pectinate antennae, however they differ in the wing patterns.
Often found in well wooded or well vegetated areas.
April to October.
The larvae of Rhipidia are associated with rotting wood.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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