This orange-bodied cranefly has a pale grey-brown thorax and white band that extends across the full width of the wing. The short ovipositor of the female is also distinctive.
Found in damp grassland, woodland edge and hedgerows.
May and June.
Larvae live in turf.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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