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