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Epiphragma ocellaris
Epiphragma ocellaris


Epiphragma ocellaris
Epiphragma ocellaris belong to the family Limoniidae, in the order two-winged flies (Diptera), the suborder Nematocera, the infraorder Tipulomorpha and the superfamily Tipuloidea. Epiphragma ocellaris are widespread but rare in Europe.
They reach body lengths of 16-18 mm. Their bodies are similar in shape tocrane fliesí.
Their wings typically have dark markings and are placed on top of each other on the back in resting position.
Epiphragma ocellaris prefer moist habitats such as deciduous forests, swamps or wet meadows. They are active in May and June and from September to April and suck blood.
Their larvae, which probably develop in the soil, have hairy pseudopods (feet). They feed on parts of decaying plants.

Epiphragma ocellaris
German namesAugenschnake
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1761
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain)))


Ecozones: Nearctic

CountriesUnited Kingdom

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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderNematocera
Long-horned flies, Mosquitoes
InfraorderTipulomorpha
Crane Flies
SuperfamilyTipuloidea
FamilyLimoniidae
Limoniid Crane Flies, Craneflies
SubfamilyHexatominae
TribeEpiphragmini
GenusEpiphragma
Speciesocellaris
Epiphragma ocellaris
AuthorLinnaeus, 1761
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