British Bugs

British Bugs on Wild About Britain include images of hundreds of UK bugs in the photo gallery, the latest British bug news, lots of conversations in our insect forums, a directory of bug-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on UK species from the Blue Shield bug and the Negro Bug to the Spear Thistle Lacebug and the Masked Assassin Bug

Encyclopedia of British Bugs

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Water Scorpion Nepa cinerea

The Water Scorpion is most easily identified by the shape of its leaf-like body outline, long... more

Blue Shield bug Zicrona caerulea

The Blue Shield bug is a medium-sized dark shield bug with a deep blue-green metallic sheen.

Lesser Water Boatman Corixa punctata

The Lesser Water Boatman using its fringed hind legs as paddles.

Heather Bug Rhacognathus punctatus

The Heather Bug has a mottled metallic bronze-brown appearance overĀ a pale reddy-orange... more

Common Froghopper Philaenus spumarius

The adult Common Froghopper can be found in a range of marbled brown colours. The nymphs are... more

Identification of British Bugs

Anthocoris nemorum
Philaenus spumarius
Agallia consobrina
Liocoris tripustulatus