Enochrus melanocephalus

    Description

    Length 5.5 to 6.5 mm. A pale straw coloured water beetle.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with richly vegetated pools and ponds, sometimes in shaded areas.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    It is widespread in England to Northumberland but few records for the south west, Wales and Ireland with none for Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 16 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map