Saucer Bug

Ilyocoris cimicoides


Over all length 13 to 15mm. A fairly large, oval shaped, aquatic bug.


Well vegetated ponds. It hides in the weed to seek its prey which consists of any passing creature that it can capture and over-power.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in the southern half of Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.