Sigara striata

Description

A species of water boatman, it is very similar in appearance to a number of other species. There are other similar species and certain identification requires detailed examination, if we cannot be certain that an image is Sigara striata but it is likely to be this species, it is highlighted in a red box.

Habitat

Still water in reeds around lakes etc.

When to see it

All year round

Life History

Males stridulate very loudly and can be heard yards away if placed in a shallow dish of water.

UK Status

Infrequent with most records coming from the south-east of England.

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map