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Insects of Great Britain
There are more than 20,000 insects of Great Britain, this page provides lists by order and further pages on each species.

The only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. Actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals...

The Royal Entomological Society
Devoted to the promotion and development of entomological science. With bug identifying help on site and more...

Common UK insect identification
Do you know the difference between beetles and bugs? Or what makes an insect an insect? Learn the basics about the UK's most common types...

Creepy-Crawlies - UK Safari
Close up photos and information about invertebrates found in the United Kingdom...

British Bugs
An online identification guide to UK Hemiptera (not yet mobile friendly).

Insects and other invertebrates - RSPB
Find out more about the common insects and other invertebrates you could find in your garden.

Insects & Arthropods - First Nature
There are at least a million insect species on our planet, and some experts believe that the true figure is ten times that number...

British beetle guide
A guide from Countryfile on where to see and how to identify British Beetles.

Amateur Entomologists' Society
One of the UK's leading organisations for people interested in insects.

Butterfly Conservation
British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK.

UK Butterflies
Building a Community of Responsible Butterfly Enthusiasts...

The Riverfly Partnership
Riverflies, along with other freshwater invertebrates, are at the heart of the freshwater ecosystem...

UK Beetle Recording
The most recent checklist of beetles of the British Isles includes 4072 species in 103 families, listed in taxonomic order...

British Entomological & Natural History Society
Promotion and advancement of research in entomology...

Dipterists Forum
Promotes the study, recording and conservation of true flies in the British Isles...

Butterflies and moths - Wildlife Trusts
A guide to butterflies and moths at the Wildlife Trusts Wildlife Explorer section.

UK moths
Online guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland.

UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
A well-established and enjoyable recording method and important insights into almost all aspects of butterfly ecology...

Grasshoppers and Related Insects Recording Scheme
There are 27 native species of grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera) and a number of naturalised species...

Grasshoppers & Crickets - Wildlife Trusts
An id guide to Britain's grasshoppers and crickets from the Wildlife Trusts.

Bee identification guide
Bee identification guide for beginners - learn how to identify different bees, when they are active, and where to spot them...

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
With identification and species guides at a charity fighting for the conservation of the species and their habitats.

British Dragonfly Society
Working to conserve dragonflies and their wetland habitats. Includes identification guides and much more.

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Adonis Blue Butterfly
Adonis Blue Butterfly at Ballard Down, Dorset

Latest Insects News

RSS Buglife
  • Stag Weekend 5th – 7th June – Celebrate and save threatened Stag beetles 2nd June 2020
    On 5th – 7th June alongside the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) we will be launching a Stag Weekend with a difference – and one that you can take part in during lockdown too! Guest blogger Laura Bower, Conservation Officer at PTES, provides everything we need to know about Stag beetles, including tips for the garden and how to record […]
  • Bug Hunt with Learning Resources 6th May 2020
    We’ve teamed up with Learning Resources, experts in educational toys that make learning fun, who have created a fantastic Kid’s Guide to Growing Fruit and Vegetables. The colourful graphic has simple instructions to help children get in the garden with their parents and grow their own fruit and vegetables. The part we were most intrigued […]
  • Maybug 29th April 2020
    By Andrew Whitehouse, Countries Manager for Buglife Yesterday, I saw my first maybug of the year. Regular as clockwork, these large flying beetles appear in late April or early May. The Maybug is an unmistakeable beast, with a grooved, brown bullet-shaped body and impressive tufted antennae looking like little leafy antlers. The maybug goes by […]
RSS Bumblebee Conservation News
  • How did the UK’s bumblebees do in 2019? 19th June 2020
    BeeWalk is the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s national bumblebee recording scheme. The scheme monitors the abundance of bumblebees across the UK. Read on for the 2019 results. 2019 was the biggest … The post How did the UK’s bumblebees do in 2019? appeared first on .
  • Change starts at home 5th June 2020
    Emiel Durbal, graphic designer and volunteer ambassador for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, highlights the plight of the bumblebee through design, and with a growing Instagram following, uses this as a … The post Change starts at home appeared first on .
  • Pollinators in sweet cherry orchards 29th May 2020
    The full bloom of cherry blossoms is a beautiful and yet ephemeral event that lasts about three weeks (typically from mid-April to early May). Numerous blossoms are available to pollinators, … The post Pollinators in sweet cherry orchards appeared first on .
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