Leptocerus tineiformis


    Length 6 to 8 mm. A long and thin shaped caddisfly with very long antennae. It is greyish in appearance with small brown spots.

    Identification difficulty

    Ponds, lakes and canals.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Larvae can sometimes be found on the fronds of pond weeds.

    UK Status

    Most records come from the southern half of Britain where it can be quite common in suitable waters. More local north of the Midlands and to the west. It is absent from Scotland.

    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