Stenochironomus gibbus


    Body length about 6 mm.  The pale green colouration, combined with the dark band across the wing is distinctive. 

    Identification difficulty
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    Near water bodies, especially the slower areas of running water.

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    Life History

    Larvae of this species undermine submerged wood.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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