A large cranefly with a distinctive wing pattern. It has a dark stripe along its back and a dark triangle on the thorax and striking green eyes.
Mainly in moist well-wooded places, wet woodland and marshy areas.
April to June
The larvae feed on plant roots and the adult flies feed on nectar.
Common and widely distributed in Britain.
Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland
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