Dryops luridus


Length about 4 mm. Covered in hairs and with hook-like claws for crawling on under-water vegetation.

Identification difficulty

Along the banks of various water bodies, typically amongst moss.

When to see it

All year round, but most likely to be recorded in summer.

UK Status

Records on NBN suggest that it is widespread over much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. The May 2017 record is only the 5th for VC55.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map