Agrypnia varia

    Description

    Length 12 to 18 mm. A fairly large and attractive caddisfly with a mottled black and white appearance and banded legs.

    Identification difficulty
    When to see it

    Adults in high summer and sometimes attracted to light.

    Life History

    Larvae are tube case makers and can be found in ponds and lakes.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widely distributed in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Only a handful of records from Leicestershire and Rutland in the last 30 years, but it is probably under recorded.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map