Sigara falleni


    One of the larger Sigara species (length 7 to 8 mm) with 7 or more pale lines on the pronotum. This is one of several very similar small water bugs. Detailed examination is needed to identify the species.

    Similar Species

    Other Sigara species. 

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Good quality photographs of dorsal and ventral surfaces required.


    Lakes, ponds, ditches and slow flowing rivers with a preference for neutral to alkaline water with fairly low levels of organic matter.

    When to see it

    All year. 

    Life History

    Adults overwinter and reproduce in the spring to give a new generation of adults by June.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread. 

    VC55 Status

    Common but under recorded due to identification difficulty.

    Further Information

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map