Mystacides longicornis

    Description

    Length 6 to 9 mm. This caddisfly is easy to identify due to its patterned wings. It has very long antennae and red eyes.  The typical form has a striking pattern of brown and yellow shaded bars, but there is a less common variety which is a plain yellow form.

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    Habitat

    Ponds, lakes, rivers and canals.

    When to see it

    Between May and September.

    Life History

    The larval case is made of small stones and sand grains.

    UK Status

    Common species widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map