Stenolophus mixtus

    Description

    Length: 5 - 6 mm. Black head, black pronotum with brown margins and brown elytra but with pale margins, shoulders and suture line. Antennae are black but with a pale first segment and he legs are a pale yellow.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Living at the margins of ponds, and other standing water, often amongst vegetation.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread throughout England at least, more scattered elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 105 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    MAP KEY:

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

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