Limnephilus affinis


    Length 9 to 13 mm. A rather greyish brown caddis with a very dark wing stigma.

    Identification difficulty

    Still or slow moving water, even temporary water sources. This species inhabits both fresh and salt water lakes and pools. It is able to tolerate low levels of salinity by regulating the salt in the blood and is sometimes common on salt marshes.

    When to see it

    April to June and August to October with summer diapause.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map