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
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.

Potato Leafhopper Eupteryx aurata

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

Common Froghopper Philaenus spumarius

The adult Common Froghopper can be found in a range of marbled brown colours. The nymphs are... more

Heather Bug Rhacognathus punctatus

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

Identification of British Bugs

Heterotoma planicornis
Philaenus spumarius
Balclutha punctata
Piezodorus lituratus