Black Silverhorn

Mystacides azurea


Forewing length 8 - 10mm. A dark caddis with blue tinged wings. The antennae are very long and silvery and the palps are also long, dark and hairy.


Lakes and slow rivers.

Status and distribution

Common and often abundant throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.