Small Spurwing - Centroptilum luteolum


    This species has two tails. The hind wing is very small and strap like with a pointed tip. The thorax area is brown, but the brown of the abdomen is sometimes reduced to a faded greyish shade in parts.

    The larva has three tails of equal length and gills that have a pointed tip and look like the shape of beech leaves.

    Identification difficulty

    Breeds in stony streams and lake margins.

    When to see it

    April to November.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map