Anabolia nervosa


Length 11 to 15 mm. A rather plain brown caddis, but with two distinct small pale spots near the margin of the forewing..

Identification difficulty

Breeds in still and running water, but most common in streams.

When to see it

Late July to October.

Life History

Larval case is built of sand grains. Small sticks are then attached to the case and this prevents Trout from swallowing it. The larvae feed on algae and small insects.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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