A small (3 to 4 mm) light brown beetle.
Around ponds and wet areas, sometimes associated with Common Reed (Phragmites australis) but also found where this plant is not present.
Spring to autumn.
Larvae are aquatic.
Widespread and fairly common in suitable areas of Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 47 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015