This species is similar to several other species of water boatman and detailed examination is necessary for a sound id. It has a pattern resembling a gold coloured wave effect on the elytra.
In still and moving water and on bank side vegetation. It flies well and is attracted to light.
Most commonly recorded between June and August.
Widespread and fairly common in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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