Insects

Species are listed below . Please bear with us whilst this page loads lots of thumbs. To learn more about Insects visit the Insect Anatomy and Life Cycles Page as well as Dragons and Damsel Flies Still Fascinated click on the Link about Hover Fliesand other pages this section is constantly being updated.To visit the external links below on this page on Insects click this Link . This page will evolve into matrices EG: Hovers, Sawflies, Bugs, Bees , Wasps, Bees Shieldbugs ,Miridae. , Sawflies , Robber flies , Tachnid Flies etc as species are photographed and become available. Articles intoroducing groups as follows are also available EG: Hovers, Sawflies, Bugs, Bees , Wasps, Bees Shieldbugs , Robber flies. An outline of Insect Orders can be found below - Classification. We welcome any submissions
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HOVERFLIES Fanily Syriphidae

 

Myathrops florea

 

 

Heliophilus pendulas

 

Meliscaeva auricollis

 

Leucozona glaucia

 

Syrphus Spp (Ribessi?)

Eristalis pertinax

 

Sphaerophoria scripta

 

 

 

A Sawfly

For Comparison

 

 

A Wasp

For Comparison

 

Marmlade Fly

Episyrphus balteatus

 

 

Spp21

Hover Fly

 

Meliscaeva cinctella

 

Merodon equestris

 All About Hover Flies

 

Spp3

Meliscaeva auricollis

 

 

Anasimyia contracta

 Anasimyia lineata.

 

Arctophila superbiens.

 

 

Brachypalpoides lentus.

 

Cheilosia illustrata.

 Dasysyrphus albostriatus.

 

Epistrophe eligans.

 

 

Epistrophe grossulariae.

 

Eupeodes latifasciatus.

 

 

Eupeodes luniger.

 Ferdinandea cuprea.

 

 Leucozona lucorum.

 

Melangyna lasiophthalma.

 

 

Melangyna umbellatarum.

 

Parasyrphus punctulatus.

 

Portevinia maculata.

 Scaeva pyrastri.

 

Sericomyia silentis.

 

Volucella bombylans.

 Volucella pellucens.

 

Xylota sylvarum.

 

Dasysyrphus Tricinctum

Chrysotoxum cautum

 All About Hover Flies

 

Chrysotoxum bicinctum

 

Melastoma Scalare

 

 

Rhingia campestris

 Eristalis nemorum

 

Eristalis intracarius

 

Syritta pipiens

 

 

 

Eristalis intracarius

 

Eristalis tenax

 

Eristalis pertinax
 

 

Xylota segnis
 

 

 HYMENOPTERA BWARS ( Bees Wasps Ants)

Bumble Bee Bombus 22-25 British species

 

Red Tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus lapiarius

 Bee Comfrey

Buff Tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus terrestris

 Bee

Common Carder Bumble Bee

Bombus pascuorum

Northern Moss Carder Bee

Bombus muscorum

 

 

Garden Bumble Bee

Bombus hortorum

 

White Tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus lucorum


Early Bumblebee

Bombus pratorum

Common Carder-bee

Bombus agrorum

 

Southern orVestal Cuckoo Bee

Bombus vestalis
 

Tree Bumblebee

Bombus hypnorum

Heath Bumblebee

Bombus jonellus

 

Ruderal Bumblebee

Bombus ruderatus

 

Filed Cuckoo Bumblebee

 Bombus campestris

  

Forest Cuckoo Bumblebee

Bombus sylvestris

 

  

Brown Banded Carder Bee

Bombus humilis.

 

 

Honey Bee

Apis melifera
 
.

 

Bee

Collete Spp

 

Flower Bee  

Anthophora furcata

 

Flower Bee  

Anthophora plumipes

Mason Bee

Osmia aurulenta

 

 Red Mason Bee

Osmia rufa.

Blue Mason Bee

Osmia caerulescens. 

 

Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa violacea.

 

Wool Carder Bee

Anthidium manicatum

  

All About Solitary Bees
 Solitary Bee
Andrena nigroeana

Mining Bee
Andrena florea

 

 Mining Bee

Andrena haemorrhoa

Andrena scotica

 

 Mining Bee

Andrena hattorfiana

 

 

Tawny Mining Bee

Andrena fulva

 

Mining Bee

Andrena nitida.

Mining Bee

 Andrena gravida

 

Grey Mining Bee

Andrena cineraria.

 

Mining Bee

Dasypoda hirtipes

 

Mining Bee

Andrena lathyri

 

Mining Bee

Andrena Flavipes

 

Cuckoo Bee

Psithyrus barbutellus

 

Cuckoo Bee

Psithyrus campestris

 

Cuckoo Bee

Melecta punctata

 

Slender Mining Bee

Lasioglossum calceatum.

 

 

Lasioglossum leucozonium.

 

Least Mining Bee

Lasioglossum minutissimum.

 

Brassy Mining Bee

Lasioglossum morio

 

Shaggy Mining Bee

Lasioglossum villosulum.

 

Yellow Footed Mining Bee

Lasioglossum xanthopus.

 

Fabricius' Nomad Bee

Nomada fabriciana.

 

 

Marsham's Nomad Bee

Nomada marshamella.

 

 
Nomada goodeniana.
Nomad bee nest parasite of Andrena nigroaenea.
 

 

Nomada lathburiana.
 
Nomada ruficornis
clepto parasite of Andrena scotica

 

A Solitary Bee

Hylaeus annularis

 

Short Horned Yellow-face

Hylaeus brevicornis

 

Large Yellow-faced Bee

Hylaeus signatus

 

 

 

Wasps

 
All About Wasps

 

Common Wasp

Vespula vulgaris

 

German Wasp

Vespula germanica

Bee Killer Wasp 

Philanthus triangulum

 

Red Wasp

 Vespula rufa

French or Median Wasp

Dolichovespula media

 

 

Wasp

Dolichovespula sylvestris.

 

Spider Hunting Wasp

Anoplius viaticus

 

Spider Hunting Wasp

Episyron rufipes

 

Ichneumon Wasp

Ophionobscuratus

 

Spider Hunting Wasp

Evagetes crassicornis

 

Ancistrocerus trifasciatus

 

 

Sand Wasp

Ammophila sabulosa
 

Spider Hunting Wasp

Priocnemis perturbator

 

Ruby Tailed Wasp

Chrysis ignita

 

 

Hornet

Vespa crabro

 

 

Horntail

( Greater Wood Wasp)

Not actually a Wasp

Urceros gigas

 

 

Sabre Wasp

Rhyssa persuasoria 

 

 

Ornate Tailed Digger Wasp

Cerceris rybyensis

 

Field Digger Wasp

Mellinus arvensis

 

Philanthus triangulum
 

 

Robins Pincushion

Diplolepis rosaethum

 

 Ichneuhmon Wasp

Pseudoamblyteles homocerus

SAWFLIES


 
Rhogogaster viridis
Tenthredinid Sawfly
 Tenthredo celtica
Tenthredinid Sawfly
 Tenthredo mesomelas
Tenthredinid Sawfly
Figwort Sawfly
 Tenthredo scrophulariae

 

ALL ABOUT SAWFLIES

 

 
 Tenthredo arcuata

ANTS

 

ALL ABOUT ANTS

 Wood Ants

 

Wood Ants

Formic rufa

 

 

A Red Ant

Myrmica ruginodis

 HYMENOPTERA BWARS ( Bees Wasps Ants)

Bumble Bee Bombus 22-25 British species

 

Red Tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus lapiarius

 Bee Comfrey

Buff Tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus terrestris

 Bee

Common Carder Bumble Bee

Bombus pascuorum

Northern Moss Carder Bee

Bombus muscorum

 

 

Garden Bumble Bee

Bombus hortorum

 

White Tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus lucorum


Early Bumblebee

Bombus pratorum

Common Carder-bee

Bombus agrorum

 

Southern orVestal Cuckoo Bee

Bombus vestalis
 

Tree Bumblebee

Bombus hypnorum

Heath Bumblebee

Bombus jonellus

 

Ruderal Bumblebee

Bombus ruderatus

 

Filed Cuckoo Bumblebee

 Bombus campestris

  

Forest Cuckoo Bumblebee

Bombus sylvestris

 

  

Brown Banded Carder Bee

Bombus humilis.

 

 

Honey Bee

Apis melifera
 
.

 

Bee

Collete Spp

 

Flower Bee  

Anthophora furcata

 

Flower Bee  

Anthophora plumipes

Mason Bee

Osmia aurulenta

 

 Red Mason Bee

Osmia rufa.

Blue Mason Bee

Osmia caerulescens. 

 

Carpenter Bee

Xylocopa violacea.

 

Wool Carder Bee

Anthidium manicatum

  

All About Solitary Bees
 Solitary Bee
Andrena nigroeana

Mining Bee
Andrena florea

 

 Mining Bee

Andrena haemorrhoa

Andrena scotica

 

 Mining Bee

Andrena hattorfiana

 

 

Tawny Mining Bee

Andrena fulva

 

Mining Bee

Andrena nitida.

Mining Bee

 Andrena gravida

 

Grey Mining Bee

Andrena cineraria.

 

Mining Bee

Dasypoda hirtipes

 

Mining Bee

Andrena lathyri

 

Mining Bee

Andrena Flavipes

 

Cuckoo Bee

Psithyrus barbutellus

 

Cuckoo Bee

Psithyrus campestris

 

Cuckoo Bee

Melecta punctata

 

Slender Mining Bee

Lasioglossum calceatum.

 

 

Lasioglossum leucozonium.

 

Least Mining Bee

Lasioglossum minutissimum.

 

Brassy Mining Bee

Lasioglossum morio

 

Shaggy Mining Bee

Lasioglossum villosulum.

 

Yellow Footed Mining Bee

Lasioglossum xanthopus.

 

Fabricius' Nomad Bee

Nomada fabriciana.

 

 

Marsham's Nomad Bee

Nomada marshamella.
Cleptoparasitic on the bee Andrena scotica

 

Gooden's Nomad Bee
Nomada goodeniana.
Nomad bee nest parasite of Andrena nigroaenea.
 

 

Nomada lathburiana.
 
Nomada ruficornis

 

A Solitary Bee

Hylaeus annularis

 

Short Horned Yellow-face

Hylaeus brevicornis

 

Large Yellow-faced Bee

Hylaeus signatus

 

 

 

Wasps

 
All About Wasps

 

Common Wasp

Vespula vulgaris

 

German Wasp

Vespula germanica

Bee Killer Wasp 

Philanthus triangulum

 

Red Wasp

 Vespula rufa

French or Median Wasp

Dolichovespula media

 

 

Wasp

Dolichovespula sylvestris.

 

Spider Hunting Wasp

Anoplius viaticus

 

Spider Hunting Wasp

Episyron rufipes

 

Ichneumon Wasp

Ophionobscuratus

 

Spider Hunting Wasp

Evagetes crassicornis

 

Ancistrocerus trifasciatus

 

 

Sand Wasp

Ammophila sabulosa
 

Spider Hunting Wasp

Priocnemis perturbator

 

Ruby Tailed Wasp

Chrysis ignita

 

 

Hornet

Vespa crabro

 

 

Horntail

( Greater Wood Wasp)

Not actually a Wasp

Urceros gigas

 

 

Sabre Wasp

Rhyssa persuasoria 

 

 

Ornate Tailed Digger Wasp

Cerceris rybyensis

 

Field Digger Wasp

Mellinus arvensis

 

Philanthus triangulum
 

 

Robins Pincushion

Diplolepis rosaethum

 

 Ichneuhmon Wasp

Pseudoamblyteles homocerus

SAWFLIES


 
Rhogogaster viridis
Tenthredinid Sawfly
 Tenthredo celtica
Tenthredinid Sawfly
 Tenthredo mesomelas
Tenthredinid Sawfly
Figwort Sawfly
 Tenthredo scrophulariae

 

ALL ABOUT SAWFLIES

 

 
 Tenthredo arcuata

ANTS

 

ALL ABOUT ANTS

 Wood Ants

 

Wood Ants

Formic rufa

 

 

A Red Ant

Myrmica ruginodis

TACHINID FLIES

Midsummer Fly 

Eriothrix rufomacualta

 

Tachnid Fly

Tachina fera

 

 

Tachnid Fly

Gymnocheta viridis

 

A Snail Killing Fly

Tetanocera Spp
   

 

Ptychoptera albimana
. .

 

Heather Fly

Bibio pomonae

   

ROBBER FLIES - ASILIDAE

 Fan-bristled Robberfly

 Dysmachus trigonus

 

 

ALL ABOUT ROBBER FLIES
 

 

Hornet Robberfly

Asilus crabroniformis
 

Golden-tabbed Robberfly 

Eutolmus rufibarbis

 

Breck Robberfly

Machimus arthriticus

Kite-tailed Robberfly

Machimus atricapillus

Brown heath Robberfly

Machimus cingulatus

Manx Robber fly

Machimus cowini

 

Downland Robberfly

Machimus rusticus

 

Scarce awl Robberfly  

Neoitamus cothurnatus

Common awl Robberfly

Neoitamus cyanurus

 

Devon red-legged Robberfly

 Neomochtherus pallipes

 

Pied-winged Robberfly

Pamponerus germanicus

 

Dune Robberfly

Philonicus albiceps

 

Northern Robberfly

Rhadiurgus variabilis

 

Slender-footed robberfly

Leptarthus brevirostris

 

False slender-footed robberfly

Leptarthus vitripennis
 

Ginger robberfly

Choerades gilvus

 

Golden-haired robberfly

Choerades marginatus

 

Bumblebee robberfly

Laphria flava

 

Striped slender Robberfly

Leptogaster cylindrica

Dashed slender Robberfly

Leptogaster guttiventris
 

 

 Violet black-legged Robberfly

Dioctria atricapilla

 

Stripe-legged Robberfly

 Dioctria baumhaueri

 

Scarce red-legged Robberfly

 Dioctria cothurnata

Small yellow-legged Robberfly

 Dioctria linearis

 

 

 

Orange-legged Robberfly

Dioctria oelandica

 

 

 

Common red-legged Robberfly

Dioctria rufipes

 

Spring heath Robberfly

Lasiopogon cinctus
   

 

CONOPIDAE

 

 


 

Physocephala rufipes

Conopidae

 

 

 Conopod quadrifasciata

Conopidae

MIRIDAE

 

Grypocoris sexguttatus

Miridae

 

Megaloceraea recticornis

Miridae

 

Orthotylus sp.

Miridae

 Megalocoleus molliculus

 

 Potato Capsid Bug

Calocoris norvegicus

Miridae

 

Common Green Capsid Bug

Lygocoris pabulinus

Miridae

 

Calocoris fulvomaculatus

 

Calocoris quadripunctatus

 Calocoris striatellus

 

Pantilius tunicatus

Miridae

 

Deraeocoris ruber

Miridae

 

Orthotylus virescens

Miridae

 

Harpocera thoracia

Miridae

 

Lucerne Plantbug 

Adelphocoris lineolatus

 Harlequin Bug

Cyllecoris histrionicus

Miridae


 

Nabis limbatus

Damsel Bug

 

Meadow Plantbug

Leptopterna dolabrata

Miridae

 

 

Black Kneed Capsid

Blepharidopterus angulatu

Miridae

Meadow Plantbug

Phytocoris tilliae

 

 

Spear Thistle Lace Bug

Tingis carduis

Miridae

 Meadow Plantbug

Leptopterna dolobrata

Miridae

Liocoris tripustulatus


Tarnished Plant Bug

Lygus rugulipennis

Miridae

Orthops campestris

Miridae

 

 

Birch Catkin Bug

Kleidocerys resedae

 Riptortus pedestris

 

Blepharidoopterus angulatus

Miridae

 

Apolygus spinolai

 

Nettle Bug

Heterogaster urticae

Lygaeidae

 

Arocatus roeselii

 

 

Miris striatis

 

 

Dichrooscytus rufipennis

Campyloneura virgula

Miridae

 

Rhododendron Leaf Hopper

Graphacephala fennai

 

Common Leafhopper

 Philaenus spumarius

Potato Leaf Hopper

  Eupterys aurata
 
 
Dryophilocoris flaviquadromaculatus

 

 

Red Frog Hopper

Cercopsis vernatum


 

Cyllocoris histrionicus
Miridae

Plagiognathus arbustorum
Miridae

 

Green Leaf Hopper

Cicadell viridis
Miridae

 

 

Anthocoris nemorum
Miridae
 

 

Evacanthus interruptus
Cicadella

 

 

 

Cicadula spp

SHIELDBUGS

 Acanthosomatidae

 

1. Hawthorn Shield Bug

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

2. Birch Shield Bug

Elasmostethus interstinctus


3. Juniper Shield Bug

Elasmostethus tristriatus


4. Parent Bug or Motherly Shieldbug
Elasmucha grisea

 

5. Bilbery Shieldbug
Elasmucha ferrugata

 

All About Shield Bugs

.

 Scutelleridae

 
6. Eurygaster maura

 

7. Tortoise Shieldbug
Eurygaster testudinaria

 
8. Eurygaster austriaca

 

9. Greater Streaked Shieldbug
Odontoscelis fuliginosa

 

10. Lesser Streaked Shieldbug
Odontoscelis lineola
 

Cydnidae

 

 11. Legnotus limbosus

 
12. Heath Shieldbug

Legnotus picipes
 13. Canthophorus impressus

 

14.. Pied Shieldbug
Tritomegas (Sehirus) bicolor


 15. Cow-Wheat Shieldbug

Sehirus biguttatus

 
16. Sehirus luctuosus

 
17. Cornish Shieldbug

Geotomus punctulatus


 

18. Broad Shoulder Shieldbug

Cydnus aterrimus
 

Thyreocoridae
 

 

19.Scarab Shieldbug
Thyreocoris scarabaeoides
 

Pentatomidae


 
20. Knobbed Shieldbug

Podops inuncta

 

21.Sand-runner Shieldbug
Sciocoris cursitans


 

22. Bishop's Mitre
Aelia acuminata

 

23. Black-Shouldered Shieldbug
Carpocoris purpureipennis

 

24.Sloe Shield Bug

Dolycoris baccarum

 
25. New Forest Shieldbug
Eysarcoris aeneus

 
26. Woundwort Shieldbug
Eysarcoris fabricii

 
27. Vernal Shieldbug

Holcostethus vernalis

 
28. Small Green/ Grass Shieldbug

Neottiglossa pusilla


29.Green Shield Bug

Palomena prasina

  
30. Forest Shieldbug
Pentatoma rufipes

 
31. Gorse Shieldbug
Piezodorus lituratus



32.Ornate Shieldbug
Eurydema ornatum




33.Brassica Bug Crucifer Bug
Eurydema oleracea

 
34. Scarlet Shieldbug
Eurydema dominulus

 
35. Eurydema herbaceum

 
36. Spiked Shield Bug
Picromerus bidens

 
37. Heather Bug

Rhacognathus punctatus

 

 38. Sedate Shield Bug
Troilus luridus

 

 

39. Blue Shieldbug
Zicrona caerulea

 
40. Southern Green Shieldbug

Nezara viridula

 41. Dyroderes umbraculatus
Pentatomidae

42. Jalla dumosa

 
43. Byrsinus flavicornis

 

Harlequinn Bug

Murgantia histrionica
   

 The Squash Bugs Coreidae

 

Box Shieldbug

Gonocerus acuteangulatus

 

Denticulate Leather Bug

Coriomeris denticulatus

 

 

Dock Bug

Coreus marginatus

 

Rhombic Leather Shieldbug 
Syromastes rhombeus

 

Boat Bug

Enoplops scapha

 

Dahlmann's Leatherbug

Spathocera dahlmanni

 

 

Cryptic Leatherbug

Bathysolen nubilus

Fallen's Leatherbug 

Arenocoris falleni


 Squashbug

Arenocoris waltii

 

Slender-horned Leatherbug

 Ceraleptus lividus
   

WEEVILS

 

Green Nettle Weevil

Phyllobius pomaceus

 

Red 'Rumex' weevil

Apion frumentarium

 

Pea Weevil

Sitona lineatus

 

 

 

ALL ABOUT WEEVILS
COMING SOON
 

 

 

   

Dragonflies - Anisoptera

Family Aeshnidae - Hawker Dragonflies

 Azure Hawker

Aeshna caerulea

 

 

 

Common Hawker

Aeshna juncea

 

 

 

 

 

Migrant Hawker

Aeshna mixta

Southern Hawker

Aeshna cyanaea

 Brown Hawker

Aeshna grandis

 Southern Migrant Hawker

Aeshna affinis

 

Norfolk Hawker

Aeshna isosceles

Emperor Dragonfly  

Anax imperator

  Lesser Emperor

Anax parthenope

 

Green Darner

Anax junius

 Vagrant Emperor

Hemianax ephippiger

 Hairy Dragonfly

Brachytron pratense

 Family Corduliidae - Emerald Dragonflies

Downy Emerald

Cordulia aenea

 Brilliant Emerald

Somatochlora metallica

 Northern Emerald

Somatochlora arctica

Family Libellulidae - Chasers, Skimmers and Darters

Four-spotted Chaser

Libellula quadrimaculata

  Scarce Chaser

Libellula fulva

Broad-bodied Chaser

 Libellula depressa

Black-tailed Skimmer

Orthetrum cancellatum

 

Keeled Skimmer

Orthetrum coerulescens

 Common Darter

Sympetrum striolatum

 

Highland Darter

Sympetrum nigrescens

Red-veined Darter

 Sympetrum fonscolombii

 Yellow-winged Darter

Sympetrum flaveolum

 

Ruddy Darter

Sympetrum sanguineum

 Black Darter

Sympetrum danae

 Vagrant Darter

Sympetrum vulgatum -

 

Banded Darter

Sympetrum pedemontanum

Scarlet Dragonfly  

Crocothemis erythraea

 Globe Skimmer

Pantala flavescens

 

White-faced Darter 

Leucorrhinia dubia

 

 

Family Cordulegastridae - Golden-ringed Dragonflies

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Cordulegaster boltonii
   

Family Gomphidae - Club-tailed Dragonflies

Club-tailed Dragonfly

Gomphus vulgatissimus

 

 

   

Family Aeshnidae - Hawker Dragonflies

 Azure Hawker

Aeshna caerulea

 

 

 

Common Hawker

Aeshna juncea

 

 

 

 

 

Migrant Hawker

Aeshna mixta

Southern Hawker

Aeshna cyanaea

 Brown Hawker

Aeshna grandis

 Southern Migrant Hawker

Aeshna affinis

 

Norfolk Hawker

Aeshna isosceles

Emperor Dragonfly  

Anax imperator

  Lesser Emperor

Anax parthenope

 

Green Darner

Anax junius

 Vagrant Emperor

Hemianax ephippiger

 Hairy Dragonfly

Brachytron pratense

 Family Corduliidae - Emerald Dragonflies

Downy Emerald

Cordulia aenea

 Brilliant Emerald

Somatochlora metallica

 Northern Emerald

Somatochlora arctica

Family Libellulidae - Chasers, Skimmers and Darters

Four-spotted Chaser

Libellula quadrimaculata

  Scarce Chaser

Libellula fulva

Broad-bodied Chaser

 Libellula depressa

Black-tailed Skimmer

Orthetrum cancellatum

 

Keeled Skimmer

Orthetrum coerulescens

 Common Darter

Sympetrum striolatum

 

Highland Darter

Sympetrum nigrescens

Red-veined Darter

 Sympetrum fonscolombii

 Yellow-winged Darter

Sympetrum flaveolum

 

Ruddy Darter

Sympetrum sanguineum

 Black Darter

Sympetrum danae

 Vagrant Darter

Sympetrum vulgatum -

 

Banded Darter

Sympetrum pedemontanum

Scarlet Dragonfly  

Crocothemis erythraea

 Globe Skimmer

Pantala flavescens

 

White-faced Darter 

Leucorrhinia dubia

 

 

Family Cordulegastridae - Golden-ringed Dragonflies

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Cordulegaster boltonii
   

Family Gomphidae - Club-tailed Dragonflies

Club-tailed Dragonfly

Gomphus vulgatissimus

 

 

   

 

Damselflies - Zygoptera

Family Calopteryigidae - Demoiselles

Beautiful Demoiselle

Calopteryx virgo

 Banded Demoiselle

Calopteryx splendens
 

Family Lestidae - Emerald damselflies

 

Emerald Damselfly

Lestes sponsa

Scarce Emerald Damselfly  

Lestes dryas

 Southern Emerald Damselfly

Lestes barbarus

 

Willow Emerald Damselfly

Chalcolestes viridis
   

 Family Platycnemididae - White-legged damselflies

White-legged Damselfly

Platycnemis pennipes
   

Family Coenagrionidae - Red and Blue/black damselflies

 

Large Red Damselfly

Pyrrhosoma nymphula

 Red-eyed Damselfly

Erythromma najas

 Small Red-eyed Damselfly

Erythromma viridulum

 

Southern Damselfly

Coenagrion mercuriale

 Northern Damselfly

Coenagrion hastulatum

Irish Damselfly  

Coenagrion lunulatum

Azure Damselfly

Coenagrion puella

 

 Variable Damselfly

Coenagrion pulchellum

  

Common BlueDamsel Fly

Enallagma cyathigerum

 

Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly

Ischnura pumilio

  

Blue-tailed Damselfly

Ischnura elegans

 

Small Red Damselfly

Ceriagrion tenellum
 

  

More About Dragons and

Damsels
 

 

 

Miscellaneous

Centipede

Centipede

Woodlouse

Greenbottle

Lucilla ceasar

 

Grasshopper

Chorthippus parallelus

Spp1

.

Spp2

.

 

Crane Fly

Tipula oleracea

Craneflly

Tipula lunata 

Spp21

Hover Fly

 

A long Legged Gall Fly

Argyria spp

  

A Picture Winged Fly

Anomoia purmunda

 

Mid day Fly

Mesembrina meridiana

 

 Common Green Grasshopper

 

 

Common Field Grasshopper

Meadow Grasshopper 

 

 

Bluebottle

Calliphora vomitus


Bee Fly
Bombylius major

Spp5

 

 

Pill Woodlouse

Armadillidium vulgare

 

Red Frog Hopper

Cercopsis vernatum

 

 

Snipe Fly

Rhagio Spp

 

Soldier Fly

Sargus bipunctatus

 

 

Flesh Fly

 

 

 

Earwig

Forficula auricularia

Green Lacewing

Chrysopa carnea (agg)

 Blue Lacewing

Chrysops perla

 

Yellow Dung FLy

Scathophaga.

 

 

Heather Fly

Bibio pomonae

 

Scorpion Fly

Panorpis communis

 

Holly Leaf Miner

Phytomyza ilicis

 

A Fungus Gnat

Sciara hemerobioides

 

 

 

Empid fly

Empis tesselata

 

Nemopoda nitdula

A

Alderfly Sialis lutaria
Apis melifera Honey Bee
Armadillidium vulgare Pill Woodlouse
Azure Damsel Fly

B

Bumble Bee Red Tailed Bombus lapidarius
Bumble Bee Common Carder Bombus pascuorum
Bumble Bee Buff Tailed Bombus terrestris
Bombus muscorum Northern Moss Carder Bee
Blue Bottle Calliphora vomitoroa

C

Caddis Fly Phryganea grandis
Common Blue Damsel Fly Enallagma cythigerum
Cranefly Tipula

D

Dioctrea linearis

E

Eristalis tenax
Meliscaeva auricollis
Eriothrix rufomacualta Tachnid Fly

F

Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata
Forest Bug Pentatoma rufipes

G

Grasshopper Meadow
Grasshopper Common Green
Grasshopper Common Field
Greenbottle Lucilla ceasar
Green Lacewing Chrysopa carnea (agg)
Green Shield Bug Palomena prasina
Green Sawfly Rogogaster viridis

H

Harlequinn Shield Bug Murgantia histrionica
Hawthorn Shield Bug Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)
Horntail Urceros gigas
Honey Bee Apis melifera
Heliophilus pendulas Hover Fly

I

J

K

L

M

Mayfly Epherera danica

N

Northern Moss Carder Bee Bombus muscorum

O

P

Pond Skater Gerris lacustris
Pill Woodlouse Armadillidium vulgare
Ptychoptera albimana

Q

R

Red Damsel Fly
Snipe Fly Rhagio Spp
Rhyssa persuasoria Sabre Wasp

S

Sabre Wasp Rhyssa persuasoria
 
Shield Bugs Elasmostethus interstinctus
Shield Bugs Piezodorus literatus
Shield Bugs Coreus marginatus
Shield Bugs
Sloe Bug Pentatoma rufipes
Soldier Fly Sargus bipunctatus
Stonefly Perla bipunctata
Syrphus spp

T

Tachina fera Tachnid Fly
Tetanocera Snail Killing Fly

U

V

Vespa crabro Hornet

W

Wasps Coming Soon
Wood Ants Formic rufa
Woodlouse

X

Y

Z

 

Classification The Orders

The Apterygota

Protura
Collembola
Springtails
Thysanura
Silverfish
Diplura
Two Pronged Bristle-tails

The Exopterygota

Ephemeroptera Mayflies
Odonata
Dragonflies
Plecoptera
Stoneflies
Grylloblatodea
Orthoptera
Phasmida
Stick-Insects
Dermaptera
Earwigs
Embioptera
Web Spinners
Dictyoptera
Cockroaches and Mantids
Isoptera
Termites
Zoraptera
Psocoptera
Bark and Book Lice
Mallophaga
Biting Lice
Siphunculata
Sucking Lice
Hemiptera
True Bugs
Thysanoptera

The Endopterygota

Neuropter Lacewings
Coleoptera
Beetles
Strepsiptera
Stylops
Mecoptera
Scorpionflies
Siphonaptera
Fleas
Diptera
True Flies
Lepidoptera
Butterflies and Moths
Trichoptera
Caddis Flies
Hymenoptera
Ants Bees and Wasps

Links

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2. Belshaw, R., 1993 Tachinid Flies (Diptera: Tachinidae) The Royal Entomological Society of London (RES) 0 901546 81 X
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5.Powell, Dan and Colin Twist. A Guide to the Dragonflies of Great Britain. Chelmsford, England: Arlequin, 1999. 127 p. ISBN 1900159015pa.
6.Roberts, Michael J. Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe. London: HarperCollins, 1995. 383p. (Collins Field Guide Series). pa. ISBN 0002199815pa.
7. Skinner, Bernard. Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles: (Macrolepidoptera). Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Viking, 1984. 267p. ISBN 0670803545.
8.Still, John. Butterflies and Moths of Britain and Europe. London: HarperCollins, 1996. 255p. (Collins Wild Guide). $12.95pa. ISBN 0002200104pa. 240 species; color photos.
9.Stokoe, William John. Butterflies and Moths of the Wayside and Woodland. London: F. Warne, 1939. 309p. 430 species; color photos.
10 Evans, M & Edmondson British Shield & Squashbugs