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

Water Scorpion Nepa cinerea

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

Heather Bug Rhacognathus punctatus

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

Potato Leafhopper Eupteryx aurata

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

Spear Thistle Lacebug Tingis cardui

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

Identification of British Bugs

Cyphostethus tristriatus
Agallia consobrina
Ranatra linearis
Heterotoma planicornis