Halesus digitatus


    Length 17 to 23 mm. A fairly large caddis with orangey brown wings that have a speckled pattering in the forks between the veins. It is quite similar to H. radiatus, but the patterning does not form such distinctive pale streaks in digitatus.

    Similar Species

    Halesus radiatus

    Identification difficulty

    Prefers the shallow slow moving water of small streams and rivers.

    When to see it

    Late August to November.

    Life History

    Larval case is constructed of debris and sand grains, usually without sticks.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map