Limnephilus vittatus


    Length 8 to 11 mm. This species has a slightly two tone brown wing, the darker marking can be quite pronounced on some individuals.

    Identification difficulty

    Bare bottomed pools, ditches and reservoirs. It can also be attracted to light.

    When to see it

    May to October.

    Life History

    Larva produces a case made of sand grains.

    UK Status

    Quite common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional but possibly 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