Saldula agg.

Description

This genus comprises 11 rather oval saldids which have an entirely dark pronotum and forewings which completely overlap. There are several very similar species which are often difficult to identify and we have decided to treat this group as an aggregate for general records, as most will not have been subjected to the detailed microscopic examination necessary to identify to species level.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

These bugs are often found on the shores and margins of various water bodies.

When to see it

Adults occur all year round but are most often recorded in summer.

UK Status

The genus appears to be widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map