Striped Slender Robberfly - Leptogaster cylindrica
Feet without pads. Hind femur is yellowish. Third antennal segment ends in bristle. Resembles a crane fly in flight. Leptogaster guttiventris is similar but has reddish hind femur.
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Hunts in grassy places.
May to August.
Flies slowly amongst grass plucking aphids from the leaves.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain, but scarce further north.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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