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


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

UK Map