Limnephilus lunatus


    Length 10 to 15 mm. The colouration may vary from pale to dark brown but the distinguishing feature is the dark edged pale 'half moon' on the rear margin of the wing - from whence the Latin 'lunatus'.

    Identification difficulty

    This is a cosmopolitan species to be found in streams, ponds lakes and marshes.

    When to see it

    May to November

    Life History

    The larval case is constructed from leaf fragments, sand grains and other debris.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread over much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    be our species champion

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map