Stenochironomus fascipennis agg.

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Any damp well vegetated habitat.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain not known.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map