Hydropsyche pellucidula


    Length 9 to 14 mm. The back of the wing is quite sharply angled. The amount of mottling on the wing varies from one individual to the next.

    Identification difficulty

    Streams and rivers, and can be attracted to light.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    Life History

    Larva spins a net amongst gravel to trap food.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Probably under recorded in VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland) where there are very few records, the first being from Groby in 2010.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map