12-15 mm. There are 15-20 lines on the pronotum. The dorsal surface is not keeled on this species and the middle and back legs are more or less the same length.
Corixa dentipes is a similar size and very similar, but is distinguished from other Corixa species by the indentation or notch in the tibia of the middle leg, where it joins the femur. The claw of the middle leg is shorter than the tarsus.
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Weedy ponds and slow moving water.
Active all year and flies well.
Feeds mainly on single cell algae and plant debris.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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