Aquatic Coleoptera

Water beetles (Coleoptera) are one of the most diverse groups in freshwater – in Britain there are around 250 species - but because they are the Little Brown Jobs of the freshwater world many people don’t realise quite how many different types there are.

The study and conservation of water beetles is promoted by two organisations:

The Aquatic Coleoptera Recording Scheme aims to facilitate the recording of all the UK's aquatic Coleoptera. For information on how to send in records please go to the recording section.