Limnephilus flavicornis


Length 11 to 17 mm. A very pale species, often with a greasy appearance. Forewings narrow with an almost straight front edge and sharply truncated at the tip.

Photo ID?

Margins of small ponds and pools (even temporary ones).

When to see it

May to July and August to November with a summer diapause.

Life History

Breeds mainly in small ponds, the larva making a case of various materials arranged in a criss-cross fashion.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain except in upland Scotland.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map