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.
Small water courses such as wet ditches and streams.
All year peaking April to October.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 26 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