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
Heather Bug Rhacognathus punctatus

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

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.

Identification of British Bugs

Piezodorus lituratus
Capsus ater
Deraeocoris lutescens
Closterotomus norvegicus