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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map