Limnephilus rhombicus


Length 14 to 19 mm. Quite a large orangey looking caddis characterized by a pale rhomboid shaped area near the centre of the forewing, often with dark patches either side.

Similar Species

Limnephilus marmoratus.

Photo ID?

Slow flowing weed rich streams, marshes, lake and pond margins.

When to see it

May to June and July to September with a summer diapause.

Life History

The larvae feed on algae and weed at pond margins.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional but possibly or under recorded in VC55.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map