British Insects

British Insects on Wild About Britain include the latest UK insect news, thousands of British insect images in our photo gallery, even more conversations in the insect forums, a directory of insect-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on thousands of species from the Gorse Shieldbug and Rose Sawfly to the Hairy-footed Flower Bee and the Summer Chafer.

Encyclopedia of British Insects

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Kentish Glory Endromis versicolora

This striking moth is similar to no other. There are some differences between males and females... more

Bog Bush-cricket Metrioptera brachyptera

The Bog Bush-cricket has a brown body with a bright green underside to abdomen. The top of... more

Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum

In many ways this could be considered to be the most typical British damselfly. It shares its... more

Common Leaf Weevil Phyllobius pyri

All weevils have a snout (known as a 'rostrum') bearing their mouthparts. However, in some... more

Agriphila geniculea Agriphila geniculea

This moth is a mid-brown colour with a diffuse pale streak but the most noticeable feature are... more

Identification of British Insects

Eupithecia abbreviata
Lyonetia clerkella
Alucita hexadactyla
Dicyphus stachydis


Title Description
Apterous Without wings