Erioptera venusta

Limoniid Crane Fly

Erioptera venusta, Crane Fly in family Limoniidae

Family: Limoniidae

Subfamily: Chioneinae

Subgenus: Psiloconopa

Length: 5-6 mm


In West Virginia Erioptera venusta is most commonly seen from May to September.

It is an eastern species that ranges from southern Canada to Missouri and Florida.

Foote (1956) stated that Erioptera venusta is "common in grass-sedge marshes and along sluggish streams; less numerous in drier woodlands.


Erioptera venusta, Limoniid Crane Flies

Insects of West Virginia