Length 6 to 7.5 mm. Very similar to several other species and should be examined in detail.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Damp areas and marshes, especially by stagnant still water with plenty of vegetation.
Mainly found from March to October. Peak numbers occur in May or June.
Widespread in England and Wales, but sometimes rather local. Seems to be infrequent in the south west of England and Scotland.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015