Hydropsyche contubernalis


Length 7 to 14 mm. A caddisfly with a mottled wing pattern. The amount of mottling may vary. This species has a large pale blotch on the distal margin of the forewing.

Photo ID?

Around streams and rivers.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Larva spins a net amongst gravel in slow moving water to catch food.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map