Sisyra nigra

    Alt Name
    Sisyra fuscata

    This species has few cross veins and non forking veins along the front of the wing. The all dark antennae separate S. nigra from other similar species.

    Photo ID?

    Around streamside vegetation.

    When to see it

    April to October.

    Life History

    Larvae feed on freshwater sponges.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 8 validated records for this species according to the 'Checklist of Neuroptera and allies in VC55' published in 2018.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map