Cymatia coleoptrata - Cymatia coleoptrata
One of the few Corixidae that can usually be identified from an image. It is usually brownish in colour with large eyes and a yellow face. It is the only corixid with dark longitudinal lines. Oval in shape and has two hind legs that are oar-shaped to help it swim.
Stillwater ponds and lakes.
All year round.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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