Ilybius fuliginosus


    A 10 to 12 mm long dark brown bronze diving beetle with pale stripes along the margins of the elytra.

    Identification difficulty

    A water dwelling species, but it flies well and may be attracted to light.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Predatory on aquatic insects.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map