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