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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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Common green lacewing

(Chrysoperla carnea )

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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 

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News

  • Breaking news: Oilseed rape flourishes without bee-killing chemicals

    The first harvest results of winter oilseed rape planted without neonicotinoid seed treatments have come in, and farmers are experiencing a better than usual crop – yields are higher than the 10 year average....

    31/07/2015 image

  • Glow-worm beer supports insect charity

    From the Notebook and Buglife have got together to produce a great tasting beer. Glow-worm light ale is vegan and 100% organic, brewed by the Stroud Brewery in Gloucestershire with Soil Association accreditation and no real glow worms....

    29/07/2015 image

  • Pesticide approval strikes blow for bees

    Buglife are outraged at the news that the Government will be allowing the planting of oilseed rape seeds, treated with bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides this autumn....

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Events

  • Scottish Arachnologists Annual Meeting

    Buglife have been invited to talk at the Scottish Arachnologists annual meeting about our important invertebrate conservation work as well as some of our projects with spiders.  ...

    31/07/2015 image

  • Forth Nature Counts: Bioblitzing for Beginners

    Join Dr Scott Shanks from Buglife and members of the IFLI team to find out more about the Forth Nature Counts project, and how we've been helping local families and individuals to get started with biological recording at our citizen science Bioblitz events....

    31/07/2015 image

  • Edinburgh Festival Family Fun

    Join Buglife at the Edinburgh Festival! We’ll be making homes for ladybirds and lacewings and talking about woodland bugs....

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News

Breaking news: Oilseed rape flourishes without bee-killing chemicals

The first harvest results of winter oilseed rape planted without neonicotinoid seed treatments have come in, and farmers are experiencing a better than usual crop – yields are higher than the 10 year average.... 31/07/2015 image

Glow-worm beer supports insect charity

From the Notebook and Buglife have got together to produce a great tasting beer. Glow-worm light ale is vegan and 100% organic, brewed by the Stroud Brewery in Gloucestershire with Soil Association accreditation and no real glow worms.... 29/07/2015 image

Events

Scottish Arachnologists Annual Meeting

Buglife have been invited to talk at the Scottish Arachnologists annual meeting about our important invertebrate conservation work as well as some of our projects with spiders.  ... 31/07/2015 image

Forth Nature Counts: Bioblitzing for Beginners

Join Dr Scott Shanks from Buglife and members of the IFLI team to find out more about the Forth Nature Counts project, and how we've been helping local families and individuals to get started with biological recording at our citizen science Bioblitz events.... 31/07/2015 image