Zavrelimyia nubila

    Description

    A species of non-biting midge, characterised by having a long front metatarsus, and a banded wing pattern. 

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    These are a difficult group to identify with certainty and even with a specimen to examine the females in particular can defy efforts to reach a firm id. Experts specialising in the group are also few and far between.  The onus is on the recorder to get a specimen examined by someone with recognised expertise before submitting a record.

    Habitat

    Any damp well-vegetated habitat.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Lack of records makes it very difficult to determine the status of this species.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map