Dicranomyia chorea - Dicranomyia chorea

Description

This crane fly usually has a largely orange body and legs, but in some individuals the body is quite green.  There is a dark stigma in the wing, but this is quite faint in some individuals. In this species there is a black ring is at the end of the front femur, (not 'below the knee' as in some other species.  Like other members of this family it has a habit of bobbing up and down when resting.

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Habitat

Recorded from various habitats including fen vegetation, woodland and even gardens.

When to see it

March to October, but particularly in spring.

UK Status

A fairly common species in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map