Sigara dorsalis


This is one of several very similar small water bugs. It has a pattern resembling a gold coloured wave effect on the elytra.

Identification difficulty

Usually in and around water, but flies well and may be attracted to lights.

When to see it

All year round, but most likely to be encountered between April and October.

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map