Angler's Curse - Caenis luctuosa


This is a small mayfly with three tails and milky wings. There are other similar species and detailed examination is necessary to determine the correct species. Images appearing in a red box are representative of the species, but whilst they are likely to correct, they have not been microscopically proven to be this species.


Rivers and lakes etc.

When to see it

Late spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map