Stenus juno

    Description

    Length 6 to 7 mm with tibia-length tarsi and black legs. Characterised by having a central keel at the base of the abdominal tergites. Males have strongly thickened hind femora but simple, spurless tibiae.

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    Habitat

    It is able to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions but mostly found in damper areas and wetland habitat.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 412 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map