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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

Dr Sarah Henshall

Wart-biter bush-cricket

(Decticus verrucivorus)

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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 identifier

What's that bug?

Use our Q&A to identify UK bugs.

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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

  • Bumblebees most spotted in Great British bee count

    Yellow and black bumblebees have been the most common species seen by people logging bee sightings for The Great British Bee Count this summer, using a smartphone app developed by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and B&Q, interim results released today (Thursday 21 August) reveal. ...

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  • A good summer for Devon and Cornwall rare bees

    The South West Bees Project is celebrating some encouraging results for some of the UK’s most threatened bees this summer. ...

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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 from TV’s Deadly 60. ...

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Events

  • 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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  • Introduction to Coastal Invertebrate Identification Workshop

    Joing Buglife and RPSB for an introductory workshop suitable for complete beginners and those with some existing basic knowledge....

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News

Bumblebees most spotted in Great British bee count

Yellow and black bumblebees have been the most common species seen by people logging bee sightings for The Great British Bee Count this summer, using a smartphone app developed by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and B&Q, interim results released today (Thursday 21 August) reveal. ... 21/08/2014 image

A good summer for Devon and Cornwall rare bees

The South West Bees Project is celebrating some encouraging results for some of the UK’s most threatened bees this summer. ... 20/08/2014 image

Events

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

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.... 04/08/2014 image