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Limnophila pictipennis

Very little is known about Limnophila pictipennis. It is 12 to 16 mm in length and may reach a wingspan of some 25mm. The wings are neatly marked: small brown dots all over the wing and bigger brown dots near the front edge of the wing. Also the thorax is strikingly marked, which makes this species stand out from other species of Limnophila. The larvae are believed to hunt underground in very wet areas, such as river banks and marshes. The adults of Limnophila pictipennis are seen from March to September, always near water. Status of this species in Britain is unclear. Fact is the animal is not reported frequently. In the Netherlands it is considered not rare, but it is not seen very often.