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‘If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.’ Sir David Attenborough

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Bug of the month

Darren Bradley

Hornet robberfly

(Asilus crabroniformis)

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Help our pollinators

Get Britain Buzzing logo

What will you do to help our pollinating insects? 

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UK bug map

Your sightings

From ladybirds to oil beetles

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Bug facts

  • 60% of all invertebrate

    species are declining

  • £510 million

    worth of pollination is provided by pollinating insects.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers could disappear without insect pollination 

More bug facts

News

  • New map helps you to build B-Lines

    To help us keep track of how the B-Lines network is developing we need to find out what is happening around the country. We are therefore launching a new interactive map which will allow everyone to let us know what they are doing within the mapped B-Lines.  ...

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  • Win a Bug Hunt with Steve Backshall

    Get your creative juices flowing this summer holiday and you could be the lucky winner of a torch light moth trapping night with Steve Backshall. Simply paint, draw or make a collage picture of your favourite bug and tell us why it’s your favourite, to win this exciting experience and other signed Deadly 60 merchandise....

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  • Heritage Lottery Fund support keeps Peterborough buzzing

    Buglife have secured £51,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the exciting Peterborough’s Buzzing project, which will work with local communities to transform mown grassland into colourful, wildflower-rich havens for both people and wildlife....

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Events

  • Bioblitz at Primley Park

    The BioBlitz at Primley Park will help to raise the profile of invertebrates, especially urban pollinators, and encourage people to enjoy Primley. Buglife will be on hand throughout the day, along with staff from Paignton Zoo and the Whitely Wildlife Conservation Trust, to help you identify your finds and record the diversity at Primley Meadow. ...

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  • Brownfield site assessment event

    Join us for another brownfield assessment workshop day at the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Essex. The day will consist of a morning session providing an introduction to brownfields, assessing site value for wildlife, identifying key habitat features for invertebrates and the impacts of habitat loss on rare species....

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  • Moth trapping night

    Join Buglife and the Essex Wildlife Trust for a night exploring the amazing moths that live at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about Essex’s amazing moths and the other insect wildlife that comes out after dark....

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News

New map helps you to build B-Lines

To help us keep track of how the B-Lines network is developing we need to find out what is happening around the country. We are therefore launching a new interactive map which will allow everyone to let us know what they are doing within the mapped B-Lines.  ... 29/08/2014 image

Win a Bug Hunt with Steve Backshall

Get your creative juices flowing this summer holiday and you could be the lucky winner of a torch light moth trapping night with Steve Backshall. Simply paint, draw or make a collage picture of your favourite bug and tell us why it’s your favourite, to win this exciting experience and other signed Deadly 60 merchandise.... 28/08/2014 image

Events

Bioblitz at Primley Park

The BioBlitz at Primley Park will help to raise the profile of invertebrates, especially urban pollinators, and encourage people to enjoy Primley. Buglife will be on hand throughout the day, along with staff from Paignton Zoo and the Whitely Wildlife Conservation Trust, to help you identify your finds and record the diversity at Primley Meadow. ... 26/08/2014 image

Brownfield site assessment event

Join us for another brownfield assessment workshop day at the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Essex. The day will consist of a morning session providing an introduction to brownfields, assessing site value for wildlife, identifying key habitat features for invertebrates and the impacts of habitat loss on rare species.... 13/08/2014 image