Biology:Limonia nubeculosa

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Short description: Species of fly

Limonia nubeculosa
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Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Limoniidae
Genus: Limonia
L. nubeculosa
Binomial name
Limonia nubeculosa
Meigen, 1804

Limonia nubeculosa, also known as the short-palped cranefly, is a species of crane flies in the family of Limoniidae.[1][2][3]


This species reaches a body length of 9 millimetres (0.35 in) to 11 millimetres (0.43 in). The wings have a dark pattern on their front edge. The legs (femurs) are coloured yellow and contain three dark rings.[4]

They are found in forests in Europe. They are most common in Central Europe and fly from April to November.[5]


  1. "Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World (Diptera, Tipuloidea: Pediciidae, Limoniidae, Cylindrotomidae, Tipulidae)". Naturalis Biodiversity Center. 
  2. Stubbs, A. and Kramer, J, 2016 A Key to the subfamily Limnophilinae pdf
  3. R. L. Coe, Paul Freeman & P. F. Mattingly Nematocera: families Tipulidae to Chironomidae (Tipulidae). Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects Vol 9 Part 2 i. pdf download manual Out of date but online at no cost
  4. Haupt, Joachim (1995). Hiroko Main: Flies and Mosquitoes. Observation of life (First ed.). Nature of Book Publishing, Jena and Stuttgart. ISBN 3-89440-278-4. 
  5. "Limonia nubeculosa Meigen, 1804". Fauna Europaea. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 

Wikidata ☰ Q141062 entry