Phryganea bipunctata

    Description

    A large caddisfly with a forewing length of 18 to 26 mm. In the female the two sections of the dark central wing bar usually well separated by a pale area, although this is not a reliable way of separating the species from P. grandis.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Ponds, lakes, canals and slow rivers.

    When to see it

    Flight period May to July.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in most of Britain, less common in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map