Hygrotus inaequalis

    Description

    This is a small (3 mm) water beetle. The dark brown elytra are marked with paler yellowish buff.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In the water of well vegetated ponds and ditches.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 138 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map