Lipsothrix nervosa - Southern Yellow Splinter

Name: Lipsothrix nervosa Edwards, 1938

Family: Limoniidae

Common name: Southern Yellow Splinter (Previously “A Cranefly”)


Mainly South England and southern Wales, scarcer in Midlands. Some rare northerly records including Scotland

Distribution map from publicly available, 10km square resolution data on the NBN Gateway.


wet, rotting twigs and branches in seepages in deciduous woodland; it is believed to require continuous shade and a constant supply of rotting timber.


Existing BAP species

Lead partner

Mike Howe, Countryside Council for Wales


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