Screech Beetle - Hygrobia hermanni
Length 8.5 to 10 mm. This distinctively marked beetle is the only British member of the Hygrobiidae (=Paelobiidae).
Adults may be found around the margin of still water, usually where the bottom is soft silt or mud.
Mainly recorded between April and October.
Considered to be common across southern England and the midlands becoming much rarer further north.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 45 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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