Length 6 to 8 mm with black elytra that are finely punctate. The legs are mainly orangey brown.
Usually found in ponds and small pools with bank side vegetation.
All year round, but peaking July to September.
The larvae usually appear in May or June and feed on small insects in the water. The adults feed on submerged detritus.
Widespread and quite common in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 257 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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