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Limonia nubeculosa

The Limoniid Crane Flies do look like the Crane Flies a lot, but there are subtle differences. The Limoniid Crane Flies usually are smaller and more slender than the Crane Flies. Their legs are very slim indeed. When resting the Limoniid Crane Flies fold their wings over their body. Most Crane Flies have their wings pointing outwards. The larvae of most Crane Flies live in the soil, while the larvae of the Limoniid Crane Flies live submerged in water.

Limonia nubeculosa is a very common species. It is about 1 centimeter long. Most characteristic about this species are the bands on the legs. The larvae live in submerged wood. Notice the female in the bottom pictures: she's full of eggs.