A small (3.2 to 6 mm) brown beetle.
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Damp areas and near to small water bodies especially in well wooded areas.
May to July.
Larvae develop in stagnant ponds, mostly in wooded areas. They feed on algae and decaying vegetable matter.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015