small 6-7mm beetle found in freshwater pond, almost transparent body on outer edges, red marking on back
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Are you really sure? This does seem quite different, a rounded body rather than pointed, no patterned markings like the lesser water-boatman and a lot lighter in colour. I would have assumed the nymph of a water boatman would look more larvae-like....but I am new to this!!
I just found some photos on an American site of a similar creature from
Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, USA.
I found mine rather strangely near Lewes, Sussex, UK........spooky!!
Lat/Lng: 50.85977, 0.06448
OS grid ref: TQ453087
Water-filled ditch along edge of reed bed