Limnephilus flavicornis

Description

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
Habitat

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.

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Species profile

Species group:
Caddisflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Trichoptera
Family:
Limnephilidae
Records on NatureSpot:
54
First record:
14/09/2008 (Gamble, David)
Last record:
06/07/2024 (Lewis, Steven)

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