The species is mainly distributed in Western, Central and Eastern
The aquatic stages of Rhyacophila glareosa live near springs,
in trickles and rivulets in mountainous regions (Botosaneanu &
Malicky 1978, Pitsch 1993). They do not tolerate organic pollutions.
Larvae are carnivorous, feeding on small invertebrates (Waringer
& Graf 1997, Graf et al. 2002).
Adults are on the wing from June to September (Waringer & Graf