Backswimmer

Common Name Backswimmer
Scientific Name Notonecta glauca
Family Heteropteran bugs
Interest
1
Description Swims under water so difficult to get a suitable photograph.  
This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Canford Heath

BCP Council, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Sandford Heath National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Wareham Forest (Lower Hyde Heath)

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Arne Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Thorncombe Wood and Duddle Heath

Dorset Council, Local Nature Reserve
5

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
5

Holton Lee

Other Conservation Organisation, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Winfrith Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Sopley Common Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Brooklands Farm Conservation Centre

Dorset Wildlife Trust
2

Athelhampton Gardens

Blue Pool

Commercial, Site of Scientific Interest
2
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
05: May 1
06: June 1
07: July 1
08: August 1
09: September 1
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Arne Nature Reserve Present
Athelhampton Gardens

Several

05-07-17
Blue Pool

Several

25-06-17
Brooklands Farm Conservation Centre

Present in the pond

25-05-12
Canford Heath

In the ponds

01-08-13
Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve In the pond
Holton Lee Several
Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve Present
Our Garden 26th March
Sandford Heath National Nature Reserve Present
Sopley Common Nature Reserve

Present

04-09-12
Thorncombe Wood and Duddle Heath Present
Wareham Forest (Lower Hyde Heath) Present
Winfrith Heath Nature Reserve Present