Caddis flies (Trichoptera)

There are 200 species of caddis fly in Britain.

They are similar to some micro-moths, but with hairy wings, held at rest over their bodies like a roof, and long antennae held out in front. Caddis fly species tend to lack distinctive wing patterning and are hard to identify without microscopes.

Their larvae are aquatic (except for Land Caddis) and often build portable cases as camouflage. Adults do not feed and live for just a few days.

Caddisflies in the High Peak

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all caddisfly observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all caddisfly observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Here is a gallery of some of the species of caddisfly that you can find in the Buxton area. Click on any of the thumbnails to open a slideshow of fullsize photos.