Ecnomus tenellus


Length 4 to 6 mm. A fairly small caddis with a mottled brown appearance and wings slightly marked with darker blotches. Front tibia 3 spurred.

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

Scattered records mostly from southern England the Midlands and southern Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional or under recorded in VC55 - The first VC55 records for this species were from Loughborough in 2009 and then the 2011 records from Sapcote.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map