Oxyethira flavicornis


A very small (5 mm) moth-like micro caddis with feathery looking wings that have a noticeable pale blotch.

Identification difficulty

Lakes and large ponds.

When to see it

May and June.

UK Status

Widespread and common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon but possibly under recorded in VC55 - the Sapcote record of 6.5.2011 is thought to be only the second record for this species in Leicestershire and Rutland, the first coming from Kilby in 1962.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map