Oecetis ochracea

Description

Length 9 to 13 mm. A slender very pale brown caddis fly with exceptionally long antennae.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Pons, lakes, canals and slow moving rivers. It is also attracted to light.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Larvae are mainly predators.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Caddisflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Trichoptera
Family:
Leptoceridae
Records on NatureSpot:
38
First record:
15/06/2011 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
19/09/2023 (Graves, Hazel)

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