Hydroptila vectis


This is a small, dark, hairy winged insect.

Identification difficulty
When to see it

Summer to early autumn.

Life History

Breeds in still or running water.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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