Oxyethira flavicornis

    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map