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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map