Laccophilus minutus


    Length about 4.5 mm. A very small light brown diving beetle, the elytra may have varied paler markings.

    Identification difficulty

    Mainly found in ponds and pools but has occasionally been recorded from flowing water.

    When to see it

    Has been recorded in most months of the year.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, except in the far north.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 114 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map