A small (3.5 to 4.5 mm) water beetle.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Ponds and other marshy habitat types.
All year round.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain but rather local.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland with only a handful of records.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015