Micropterna sequax - Micropterna sequax

Description

Length 13 to 18 mm. A fairly large, plain orangey brown caddis with paler speckling. It is quite similar to Micropterna lateralis  but having paler areas in the forks between the wing veins.

Similar Species

Micropterna lateralis

Photo ID?
Habitat

Breeds in temporary or semi permanent streams. Sometimes attracted to light.

When to see it

June to October.

Life History

Larval case is built of sand grains but with a region of small stones sharply demarcated.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map