7.5-8.5mm Platambus maculatus is a predaceous diving beetle usually with characteristic markings, though darker specimens are less obvious. The pale elytral margins are consistent.
- pale elytral margins
Found in permanent streams, rivers, canals and sometimes in lakes, often amongst submerged parts of over-hanging vegetation.
April to November.
Widespread and quite frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 78 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015