Sigara iactans


~7mm long. 

Similar Species

Very similar to Sigara falleni, can only be distinguished by male pala.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Good photo of male pala required. 


Sparsely vegetated ponds with little organic matter. 

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

First recorded in the UK in Norfolk in 2005 but seems to be rapidly spreading west. 

VC55 Status

Uncommon 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