Jon Cranfield

Another beetle species in the pond

In Uncategorized on March 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm

The water levels are dropping in the pond and there is quite a bit of exposed sand, gravel and pond liner. Amongst the shallow water, mosses and dead leaves I noticed a small beetle under the water surface.

I hope that it is a new species for the pond – maybe I should

There is the little bugger!

send this rather poor photo to Jeremy Biggs for his opinion – I remember seeing a similar beetle colonising his garden pond – photographed on the garden pond blog.

A water beetle spotted in the evening of 16th March

A very small beetle under the water in the shallows of the garden pond

Well thanks to @grumpy_toad AKA Andy Harmer I may have an ID on this very small beetle Helophorus possibly H. grandis

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