Limnephilus auricula

Description

Length 10 to 12 mm. A medium sized golden brown caddis fly with some paler wing markings.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Temporary pools, ditches and marshes.

When to see it

Adult: May to October. It is attracted to light.

Life History

Breeds in marshes and pond edges that dry up over summer. The adult lays in autumn and larvae overwinter.

UK Status

Quite frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Caddisflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Trichoptera
Family:
Limnephilidae
Records on NatureSpot:
102
First record:
23/05/2011 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
17/05/2024 (Harding, Ian)

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