Limnephilus vittatus


Length 8 to 11 mm. This species has a slightly two tone brown wing, the darker marking can be quite pronounced on some individuals.

Photo ID?

Bare bottomed pools, ditches and reservoirs. It can also be attracted to light.

When to see it

May to October.

Life History

Larva produces a case made of sand grains.

UK Status

Quite common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional but possibly under recorded in VC55.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map