Athripsodes aterrimus

Description

Length 7 to 10 mm. Members of this family have just 2 spurs on the hind tibia and very long antennae, especially in the males.  It is a plain but variable caddisfly  colour may range through various shades of brown to almost black.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Ponds, lakes and slow rivers.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Larvae found in ponds etc.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional but possibly under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Caddisflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Trichoptera
Family:
Leptoceridae
Records on NatureSpot:
22
First record:
26/06/2011 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
30/07/2023 (Pugh, Dylan)

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