Sigara falleni

Description

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.

Habitat

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

https://aquaticbugs.com/sigara-falleni/

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