Leptocerus tineiformis - Leptocerus tineiformis


Length 6 to 8 mm. A long and thin shaped caddisfly with very long antennae. It is greyish in appearance with small brown spots.

Photo ID?

Ponds, lakes and canals.

When to see it

June to August.

Life History

Larvae can sometimes be found on the fronds of pond weeds.

UK Status

Most records come from the southern half of Britain where it can be quite common in suitable waters. More local north of the Midlands and to the west. It is absent from Scotland.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map