Rhipidia maculata

    Description

    This is quite a distinctive crane fly with well patterned wings and distinctive antennae

    Similar Species

    There are 3 species in this genus where the males have the characteristic pectinate antennae, however they differ in the wing patterns.

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    Habitat

    Often found in well wooded or well vegetated areas.

    When to see it

    April to October.

    Life History

    The larvae of Rhipidia are associated with rotting wood.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map