Hydroporus incognitus


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

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.

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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