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(Pachycerianthus multiplicatus)

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Bug facts

  • £367 million

    annual value of dung beetles to the UK.

  • £691 million

    annual value of pollination in the UK.

  • 8 out of 10

    wildflowers depend on insect pollination 

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News

  • Coul Links Seed Fly Added to Global at Risk Register

    An insect found only in the north of Scotland, and under threat from a new golf course development, has been been put on the global Endangered list. The assessment means that Fonseca’s seed fly now joins tigers and Blue whales on the list of species at risk of global extinction....

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  • Rare beetle discovered at second site in Wales

    The Blue ground beetle (Carabus intricatus), a rare and globally threatened beetle, has been discovered at just its second known site in Wales, coinciding with the launch of a new project aimed to protect it and the ancient woodland habitat in which it is found....

    08/11/2018 image

  • Adroddiad newydd yn amlygu dyfodol ansicr i wenyn gwyllt Cymru

    Heddiw mae Buglife Cymru yn lansio Adroddiad Gwenyn dan Fygythiad Cymru, yr adroddiad cyntaf o’i fath i archwilio iechyd ein rhywogaethau gwenyn gwyllt sydd dan fwyaf o fygythiad....

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Events

  • Exsecta at Xmas

    Seasonally goodwilled practical habitat creation for the rare Narrow-headed ant, with the south Devon volunteers. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Chance of bonfire-warmed mince pies. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust....

    08/10/2018 image

  • Healthy antitude

    A wild work out helping create habitats at the same time for the rare Narrow-headed ant, with the south Devon volunteers. Please wear suitable clothes and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust Location: Teigngrace Meadow, near Bovey Tracey, south Devon SX 8404 7588 or meeting point on Teigngrace Lane SX 8384 7581  ...

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  • Wildflower Planting in Jubilee Park

    Come and join us in Jubilee Park in Wadebridge on Saturday 3rd November between 1pm and 3pm Join Cornwall Urban Buzz and help plant woodland wildflowers, to create a home for bees, butterflies, beetles and a whole array of insects. Admission is free and there’s no need to book. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. All children must be supervised...

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News

Coul Links Seed Fly Added to Global at Risk Register

An insect found only in the north of Scotland, and under threat from a new golf course development, has been been put on the global Endangered list. The assessment means that Fonseca’s seed fly now joins tigers and Blue whales on the list of species at risk of global extinction.... 15/11/2018 image

Rare beetle discovered at second site in Wales

The Blue ground beetle (Carabus intricatus), a rare and globally threatened beetle, has been discovered at just its second known site in Wales, coinciding with the launch of a new project aimed to protect it and the ancient woodland habitat in which it is found.... 08/11/2018 image

Events

Healthy antitude

A wild work out helping create habitats at the same time for the rare Narrow-headed ant, with the south Devon volunteers. Please wear suitable clothes and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust Location: Teigngrace Meadow, near Bovey Tracey, south Devon SX 8404 7588 or meeting point on Teigngrace Lane SX 8384 7581  ... 11/21/2018 image

Exsecta at Xmas

Seasonally goodwilled practical habitat creation for the rare Narrow-headed ant, with the south Devon volunteers. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear and bring a packed lunch if staying the day. Chance of bonfire-warmed mince pies. Joint event with Devon Wildlife Trust.... 12/12/2018 image

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