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Limnephilus lunatus

Observed: 24th October 2011 By: Mike CookMike Cook’s reputation in InvertebratesMike Cook’s reputation in InvertebratesMike Cook’s reputation in InvertebratesMike Cook’s reputation in Invertebrates
Limnephilus lunatus
Description:

I keep catching Caddis' in the trap, so I've decided to try and identify them. I couldn't find much in the way of resources on the web, so I'll need a lot of help. Please be patient.
I'm having difficulty counting the spurs on the tibiae as my focussing was not very good, and there seems to be other bits sticking out as well.

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Crescent marking

That crescent mark on the tip of the wing, edged in black, makes this a definite Limnephilus lunatus. There are other species with a pale crescent on the wing tip, but these don't have a black edge to them and also only occur in highland Scotland.