Length: typically 9-12 mm
Limonia indigena indigena ranges from Wisconsin and Newfoundland south to Tennessee and South Carolina. Two other subspecies range from Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming south to New Mexico.
As of 1965, the Catalog of Nearctic Diptera reported that genus Limonia was the largest genus in the Order Diptera. For convenience, dipterologists have divided the genus into several subgenera.
Among the traits to look for in this species are the two dark spots on the femora (the basal spot on the hind femur may seem to take in most of the femur). There are four dark stripes on the dorsal thorax.
Dr. Chen Young notes that this species has two generations per year, one in late Spring and one in late summer. Adults are usually found in low vegetation in woodlands near streams.
Insects of West Virginia