Nemurella pictetii


Length overall about 1 cm including wings, body is slightly less as the wings extend beyond the abdomen. Although the insect is rather grey in overall appearance the abdomen is brown in colour. There are similar species and identification requires detailed examination. Pictures placed in a red box can only be said to be typical of Nemurella picteti.

Identification difficulty

Its habitat spans from small brooks, springs to large rivers and lakes.

When to see it

Spring to autumn.

Life History

Hatching period spans from April to October.

UK Status

Quite common and widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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