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
Spear Thistle Lacebug Tingis cardui

The Spear Thistle Lacebug has a grey-brown appearance that is in powdery white deposits of wax.... more

Potato Leafhopper Eupteryx aurata

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

Water Stick Insect Ranatra linearis

Water Stick Insects are well camouflaged in ponds where they often lie motionless for long... more

Pied Shield Bug Sehirus bicolor

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

Blue Shield bug Zicrona caerulea

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

Identification of British Bugs

Macrosiphum rosae
Closterotomus norvegicus
Ilyocoris cimicoides
Cyphostethus tristriatus