Hydroporus planus (Fabricius, 1781)
Many Water Beetles are virtually impossible to identify from photographs and being one of numerous similar Hydroporus sp, this Hydroporus planus was netted from an old cattle trough at Nettleworth Manor in early May 2013 and its identitiy confirmed later. Common across most of the UK. Length around 3.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hydroporus planus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2022

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