Hygrotus inaequalis


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

Identification difficulty

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.

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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