Trimicra pilipes

    Alternative names
    Erioptera pilipes

    The wings have a dark, brownish appearance, and the legs are hairy.

    Identification difficulty

    Often around lakes and ponds.

    When to see it

    It has a short flight period and can be seen in late springtime.

    Life History

    The larvae live in mud at the edges of ponds/lakes ... in the 'draw-down zone' - the part that gets exposed in the summer ... or at the edge of a reservoir when the water gets used.

    UK Status

    It is widespread but not well recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in our area - there are few records from Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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

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