Limnephilus affinis - Limnephilus affinis


Length 9 to 13 mm. A rather greyish brown caddis with a very dark wing stigma.

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Still or slow moving water, even temporary water sources. This species inhabits both fresh and salt water lakes and pools. It is able to tolerate low levels of salinity by regulating the salt in the blood and is sometimes common on salt marshes.

When to see it

April to June and August to October with summer diapause.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map