Stenochironomus fascipennis agg.
Stenochironomus fascipennis is a species of non-biting midge, characterised by having a long front metatarsus, and a banded wing pattern. These are a difficult group to identify with certainty and even with a specimen to examine the females in particular can defy efforts to reach a firm id. Experts specialising in the group are also few and far between. For this reason we have decided to treat this species as an aggregate. It is highly likely that the illustrations show Stenochironomus fascipennis but this cannot be proved beyond doubt.
Any damp well vegetated habitat.
Spring and summer.
Status in Britain not known.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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