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.
Breeds in temporary or semi permanent streams. Sometimes attracted to light.
June to October.
Larval case is built of sand grains but with a region of small stones sharply demarcated.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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