Mottled Sedge

Glyphotaelius pellucidus


Forewing length 12 to 17mm. In the male it is pale, marked with three dark patches and the outer edge has a notch. The female is browner.


This species prefers ponds and lakes, often with trees around the margins.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout England and Wales, less common in Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to June - August to October.