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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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UK bug map

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From ladybirds to oil beetles

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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

  • Environmental Audit Committee Slams Neonicotinoids

    Buglife is delighted by the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC)  report to the National Pollinator Strategy. The committee are unequivocal in their desire for the precautionary principle to be the overriding issue when it comes to permitting the use of neonicotinoids....

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  • Missing Royal found more than twenty-five years since last sighting

    Buglife’s Alan Stubbs and Dr Sarah Henshall found a male Royal Splinter Crane fly, Gnophomyia elsneri, the first species record since 1986.   ...

    23/07/2014 image

  • Buglife goes live on Harlequin

    To support its continued growth, Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust has implemented Harlequin Software for CRM, fundraising and membership management....

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Events

  • Radford bug hunt

    As a part of the Greenspace Challenge, Buglife are working with Plymouth City Council to create a wild flower meadow in Radford park, Radford Arboretum. Come and join us to see what is living in the park before we improve the grounds for pollinators. Find us by Radford lake.   ...

    28/07/2014 image

  • Meadow magic at Whitleigh

    Come and find out who has moved into the new wildflower meadow at Whitleigh, in Plymouth. Buglife will be on hand to help identify the bugs that have made Whitleigh their home. Meet at the meadow off Bodmin Road (Crownhill end).   ...

    28/07/2014 image

  • Birdfair

    Birdfair is described at the bird watchers Glastonbury.... with hundreds of stands exhibiting the best products and programmes on offer in the environment sector. Come and find Buglife's stall to learn more about what we do, and how you help.  ...

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News

Environmental Audit Committee Slams Neonicotinoids

Buglife is delighted by the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC)  report to the National Pollinator Strategy. The committee are unequivocal in their desire for the precautionary principle to be the overriding issue when it comes to permitting the use of neonicotinoids.... 25/07/2014 image

Missing Royal found more than twenty-five years since last sighting

Buglife’s Alan Stubbs and Dr Sarah Henshall found a male Royal Splinter Crane fly, Gnophomyia elsneri, the first species record since 1986.   ... 23/07/2014 image

Events

Radford bug hunt

As a part of the Greenspace Challenge, Buglife are working with Plymouth City Council to create a wild flower meadow in Radford park, Radford Arboretum. Come and join us to see what is living in the park before we improve the grounds for pollinators. Find us by Radford lake.   ... 28/07/2014 image

Meadow magic at Whitleigh

Come and find out who has moved into the new wildflower meadow at Whitleigh, in Plymouth. Buglife will be on hand to help identify the bugs that have made Whitleigh their home. Meet at the meadow off Bodmin Road (Crownhill end).   ... 28/07/2014 image