This is a relatively small caddisfly with distinctively brownish patterned yellowish forewings. It has extraordinary long pale antennae and bright red eyes. It must be noted that there are two colour varieties of this species, the second being the pale yellow form. Length 8 to 10mm.
It flies May to September, and it is found on ponds, lakes, slow rivers and canals. Common and widespread throughout.
The larvae builds a case from sand grains and lives in still water.
Photographs taken June 2014 and May 2012, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012 and 2014.