Athripsodes aterrimus


    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

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map