Hydropsyche contubernalis


    Length 7 to 14 mm. A caddisfly with a mottled wing pattern. The amount of mottling may vary. This species has a large pale blotch on the distal margin of the forewing.

    Identification difficulty

    Around streams and rivers.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    Life History

    Larva spins a net amongst gravel in slow moving water to catch food.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map