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
Rhododendron Leafhopper Graphocephala fennahi

The Rhododendron Leafhopper was introduced from North America, is now very established on... more

Saucer Bug Ilyocoris cimicoides

The Saucer Bug has a prominent oval outline to its yellow/brown body that is covered in hundred... more

Potato Leafhopper Eupteryx aurata

The Potato Leafhopper has a distinctive form with prominent dark markings and a pale hour-glass... more

Pied Shield Bug Sehirus bicolor

The Pied Shield Bug has black and white markings on wings, with similar marking on the abdomen... more

Lesser Water Boatman Corixa punctata

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

Identification of British Bugs

Myrmecoris gracilis
Himacerus apterus
Pentatoma rufipes
Centrotus cornutus