Grousewing

Mystacides longicornis

Grousewing (Mystacides longicornis)

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.

Grousewing (Mystacides longicornis)

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.

 

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2 thoughts on “Grousewing

    • Lol! 🙂 Caddisflies are attracted my shed light at night, or my moth trap light, and so if I mange to catch them I try to snap them in the day. Sometimes a large green leaf will only do, lol! Nine times out of ten they fly off and I just get the green leaf in shot 🙂

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