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
Evergestis pallidata Evergestis pallidata

A fairly distinctive moth with pale creamy wings laced with dark brown markings.

Acleris hyemana Acleris hyemana

A variegated reddish-brown and silvery moth that is difficult to spot as it rests amongst low... more

Mountain Ringlet Butterfly Erebia epiphron

A dark brown butterfly with row of black-centred orange eyespots on wings. Similar to Scotch... more

Small Blue Butterfly Cupido minimus

The male has a bit of bluish suffusion at the base of is upperwings but is mostly dark brown... more

Least Minor Photedes captiuncula

The male is smaller than the female with a less distinct central cross band. The male is similar... more

Identification of British Insects

Autographa gamma
Endotricha flammealis
Eupithecia phoeniceata
Nudaria mundana


Title Description
Aptera Primitive wingless insect group.