A small (3 to 3.5 mm) straw coloured water beetle with markings resembling thick, black longitudinal dashes which make it fairly distinctive.
Ponds and sometimes canals.
Can be seen all year round but mainly from April to September.
Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain, less common further north.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 58 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