Longhorn Oecetis ochracea

Oecetis ochracea (Curtis, 1825)

FW length 10-14 mm.

This is a caddislfy with antennae which just go on forever. A slim, pale buff caddisfly with exceptionally long antennae – 3x the length of the forewing.

It flies May to September. Attracted to light, and is found on ponds, canals, lakes and slow rivers. Common and widespread throughout Britain.

Identification of species reconfirmed by an expert at iRecord.