Callicorixa praeusta


    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.

    When to see it

    Most commonly recorded between June and August.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map