Erpobdella testacea


    Uniform reddish-brown colour (lacking the black & yellow pigment flecks of E. octoculata). Uniform segmentation. Four clear anterior eyes, second arc of eye slightly posterior to the first arc.

    Identification difficulty

    In freshwater attaching to stones and logs.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Probably fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, though not well recorded.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map