Molanna angustata


Length 9 to 15 mm. This is a plain slightly orangey-brown caddis fly which has an odd resting position at times, with the body parallel to the surface but wings raised at an angle of about 30 degrees and more tightly rolled than in M. albicans.

Similar Species

Molanna albicans.

Identification difficulty

Ponds, lakes, canals and slow rivers.

When to see it

The adults are seen from May to September.

Life History

The larvae are found in sandy-bottomed lakes and slow rivers and streams.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in England and a few records from Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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