Athripsodes bilineatus


    Forewing length 7 to 10 mm. Shiny black with white markings similar to the interjectus form of A. albifrons, but the head is black, not white.

    Identification difficulty

    Streams, rivers and lakes.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    UK Status

    Throughout England, Wales and mainland Scotland, but not common in south eastern England.

    VC55 Status

    Possibly locally frequent, but under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. Recorded at Woodbrook when it was particularly numerous (>11,000) in 1990. Also at four widely distributed river sites, as larvae, during the river surveys of 1986. No VC55 records since.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map