Notaris scirpi

    Description

    Length 6 to 7.5 mm. Very similar to several other species and should be examined in detail.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    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.

    Habitat

    Damp areas and marshes, especially by stagnant still water with plenty of vegetation.

    When to see it

    Mainly found from March to October. Peak numbers occur in May or June.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales, but sometimes rather local. Seems to be infrequent in the south west of England and Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map