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A small, very active dark beetle with a slightly dorso-ventrally flattened body. The elytra showed two narrow bands of pale specks. The pronotum which was the same colour as the elytra had a pair of short pale streaks on either side of midline arising from the posterior margin. The lateral margins had pale flecks. The elytra stopped short of the terminal abdominal segments.
Head was small with relatively large closely placed eyes.
Antennae were segmented.
Legs were thin with feeble tarsi.
Flew in towards the garden lights on a warm night and then disappeared under some wood.
Unfortunately, I could not get much detail in my shots.
My thanks to phaptor for the ID.
Thanks also to Mark for the link
has interesting information about this beetle - adults are terrestrial but larvae hatch, develop and live in water, scraping food off rocks.