Ceraclea dissimilis


    Forewing length 8 to 10 mm in the male and 6 to 9 mm in the female. A rather uniformly pale brown species, though often darker towards the wing tip.

    Identification difficulty

    Rivers and lakes - can be attracted to light.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. A record from Loughborough in 2009 was the sole VC55 record until three specimens were taken at light in Sapcote during July 2013.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map