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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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Activities and info for young insect lovers and schools

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Rugged oil beetle

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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

  • Join the Big Pollinator Survey to help wildlife groups understand how Torbay’s bees are faring

    Next week Buglife and Torbay Council are re-launching the “Big Pollinator Survey” as part of the Torbay’s Buzzing! project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and aims to help stop the decline in Torbay’s bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects....

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  • Bug Champions the search begins

    Buglife is launching a new volunteer pilot scheme Bug Champions. This project is a pilot created to engage the people of Cambridgeshire with the invertebrates around them. This ambitious new program of talks and events will involve local people from Cambridge to Peterborough to champion the invertebrates that their area has to offer.  ...

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  • Black bee-fly found in UK for first time

    Buglife member, Rob Mills, has photographed a spectacular Black Bee-fly, never before seen in Britain sitting on a bee hotel in his garden near Cambridge....

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Events

  • Pot beetle survey!

    Pot beetles are a fascinating group of petal and leaf-eating beetles that get their name from the protective shell-like ‘pot’ that the larvae live in, created using their own droppings! In Scotland the Six-spotted pot beetle has only been recorded at Kirkconnell Flow in Dumfries and Galloway....

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  • Workshop on an introduction to Solitary bees.

    Solitary bees are amazing insects! There are about 250 species in the UK and they are our most efficient pollinators. This free workshop is an opportunity to learn more about solitary bees, identification of some of the commonly seen species and how to survey and monitor them....

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  • Workshop on an introduction to Leaf beetles and their identification.

    Leaf beetles are fascinating insects! This group includes many recognisable species such as the garden pest the Lily beetle, the invasive Rosemary beetle and the incredible Bloody nosed beetle (that is very rarely seen in Scotland!). This workshop will introduce the leaf beetle family, how it can be recognised from other beetles and some of the commoner species that can be found in Scotland....

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News

Join the Big Pollinator Survey to help wildlife groups understand how Torbay’s bees are faring

Next week Buglife and Torbay Council are re-launching the “Big Pollinator Survey” as part of the Torbay’s Buzzing! project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and aims to help stop the decline in Torbay’s bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.... 10/04/2017 image

Bug Champions the search begins

Buglife is launching a new volunteer pilot scheme Bug Champions. This project is a pilot created to engage the people of Cambridgeshire with the invertebrates around them. This ambitious new program of talks and events will involve local people from Cambridge to Peterborough to champion the invertebrates that their area has to offer.  ... 10/04/2017 image

Events

Pot beetle survey!

Pot beetles are a fascinating group of petal and leaf-eating beetles that get their name from the protective shell-like ‘pot’ that the larvae live in, created using their own droppings! In Scotland the Six-spotted pot beetle has only been recorded at Kirkconnell Flow in Dumfries and Galloway.... 21/04/2017 image

Workshop on an introduction to Solitary bees.

Solitary bees are amazing insects! There are about 250 species in the UK and they are our most efficient pollinators. This free workshop is an opportunity to learn more about solitary bees, identification of some of the commonly seen species and how to survey and monitor them.... 21/04/2017 image