Micropterna sequax


    Length 13 to 18 mm. A fairly large, plain orangey brown caddis with paler speckling. It is quite similar to Micropterna lateralis  but having paler areas in the forks between the wing veins.

    Similar Species

    Micropterna lateralis

    Identification difficulty

    Breeds in temporary or semi permanent streams. Sometimes attracted to light.

    When to see it

    June to October.

    Life History

    Larval case is built of sand grains but with a region of small stones sharply demarcated.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map