Ceraclea albimacula

Description

Forewing length 4 to 6 mm.  Male forewing with a pouch of scent scales. It is a fairly plain, dark brown species.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

Habitat

Canals, rivers and large streams.

When to see it

June to September is the main flight period.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain but not common.

VC55 Status

Not often recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.  There were just 3 adult records and 2 larval records in VC55 to the end of 2019. 

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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Species profile

Species group:
Caddisflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Trichoptera
Family:
Leptoceridae
Records on NatureSpot:
2
First record:
01/06/2019 (Leonard, Pete)
Last record:
02/06/2020 (Gamble, David)

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