Mystacides longicornis

Description

Length 6 to 9 mm. This caddisfly is easy to identify due to its patterned wings. It has very long antennae and red eyes.  The typical form has a striking pattern of brown and yellow shaded bars, but there is a less common variety which is a plain yellow form.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Ponds, lakes, rivers and canals.

When to see it

Between May and September.

Life History

The larval case is made of small stones and sand grains.

UK Status

Common species widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Caddisflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Trichoptera
Family:
Leptoceridae
Records on NatureSpot:
198
First record:
14/07/2007 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
09/07/2024 (Pugh, Dylan)

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