Stenophylax permistus


Length 18 to 24 mm. A large yellowish brown caddis fly with darker speckles all over.

Identification difficulty

Ditches, woodland streams and marshes..

When to see it

April to June and August to November with a summer diapause. It is often attracted to light traps.

Life History

Breeds in ditches etc. that dry up at times during the year.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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