Agabus sturmii


This predaceous diving beetle is similar to a number of others and specimens must be examined for a safe identification.

Identification difficulty

Found in ponds and pools.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 160 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map