Cyphon laevipennis

    Description

    A small (3 to 4 mm) light brown beetle.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Around ponds and wet areas, sometimes associated with Common Reed (Phragmites australis) but also found where this plant is not present.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    Life History

    Larvae are aquatic.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in suitable areas of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 47 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map