Types of Invertebrates by Habitat

© Craig Macadam

Everything needs somewhere to live, bugs included. There are over 40,000 species of invertebrate in the UK that live in a wide range of habitats. This includes terrestrial species that live on the land, those that live in freshwaters, and in our marine environment.

Some species – such as dragonflies and mayflies– have larvae that live and develop in freshwater and then emerge onto land as adults.

To find out more about invertebrates living in each environment, follow the links below.

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