Mottled Sedge Glyphotaelius pellucidus

Glyphotaelius pellucidus (Retzius, 1783)



FW length 12-17 mm.

The forewing of this caddisfly has a distinct notched outer margin. The sexes express dimorphism with differences in wing pattern.

The adult is seen late April to June and August to October with a summer diapause. Found often in woodland in pools and streams. Common and widespread throughout Britain but scarcer in Scotland.


Identification of species reconfirmed by an expert at iRecord.