Limnephilus rhombicus


    Length 14 to 19 mm. Quite a large orangey looking caddis characterized by a pale rhomboid shaped area near the centre of the forewing, often with dark patches either side.

    Similar Species

    Limnephilus marmoratus.

    Identification difficulty

    Slow flowing weed rich streams, marshes, lake and pond margins.

    When to see it

    May to June and July to September with a summer diapause.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on algae and weed at pond margins.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional but possibly or under recorded in VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map