Enochrus melanocephalus


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

Identification difficulty

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.

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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