Hydroptila tineoides


Forewing length 2.5 to 3 mm. The male front femora are covered with black hairs.

Identification difficulty

Stony streams and lakes.

When to see it

May to September.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare in our area. The Sapcote record of 22nd August 2012 is the first record for VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map