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.


    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map