Molanna angustata

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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