Ceraclea senilis


Length 10 to 14 mm. This is a uniformly yellowish brown caddisfly.

Identification difficulty

Around still or slow moving water but also attracted to light.

When to see it

June to September.

Life History

Larvae associated with freshwater sponges.

UK Status

Fairly common in south eastern and eastern England, it seems to be increasing its range and has been recorded as far north as Cheshire and Yorkshire.

VC55 Status

Thought to be infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map