Hydroporus incognitus

    Description

    A small (3 to 3.5 mm) dark brownish water beetle with paler creamy orange coloured markings which vary from one specimen to another.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In still water such as ponds and in slow moving water.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map