Limnephilus flavicornis


    Length 11 to 17 mm. A very pale species, often with a greasy appearance. Forewings narrow with an almost straight front edge and sharply truncated at the tip.

    Identification difficulty

    Margins of small ponds and pools (even temporary ones).

    When to see it

    May to July and August to November with a summer diapause.

    Life History

    Breeds mainly in small ponds, the larva making a case of various materials arranged in a criss-cross fashion.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain except in upland 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