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


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

UK Map