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Water Beetle

Observed: 22nd October 2011 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Description:

One of two species of water beetles found in river survey.This one was very patterned

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

mbf45's picture

Nebrioporus (Nebrioporus) depressus elegans

I am wondering if it could be Nebrioporus (Nebrioporus) depressus elegans? This is going by the markings shown in Friday's key.

Dioctria's picture

I don't have that key and

I don't have that key and looking on-line they are too similar for me to separate. Should have left it at genus. :-)

If the key points to the salient features then please do post a revision.

David

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ID

Going by the locality in Southern England I would say this is more likely to be N.elegans or N depressus/elegans.

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Dioctria's picture

Agreed

Having now seen the key I agree. Thanks for the correction.

David