Athripsodes aterrimus


Length 7 to 10 mm. Members of this family have just 2 spurs on the hind tibia and very long antennae, especially in the males.  It is a plain but variable caddisfly  colour may range through various shades of brown to almost black.

Photo ID?

Ponds, lakes and slow rivers.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Larvae found in ponds etc.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional but possibly under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map