Agabus guttatus


    Length 8 or 9 mm. A dark brown diving beetle with noticeable pale spots on the elytra. Similar (but usually smaller) spots occur in other species.

    Identification difficulty

    Small water courses such as wet ditches and streams.

    When to see it

    All year peaking April to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 26 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map