Western Conifer Seed Bug – Leptoglossus occidentalis
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The recent southerly winds off the continent brought an unusual insect to the garden. A Western Conifer Seed Bug was found on a wall close to a light trap set to attract migratory moths. A recent UK colonist it may … Read More

Hatched Stick-insect nymphs
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In the last week eggs laid by a Stick-insect found in the house last summer have begun hatching. The parent Unarmed Stick-insect, Acanthoxyla inermis, had climbed up the side of the building and entered through an open first floor window. … Read More

Over wintering Stick-insects
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Despite sub zero temperatures a fully grown Unarmed Stick-insect was found in our garden this afternoon. Here, in the far south west of Cornwall, this is the first cold spell of the winter. Malcom Lee of the Phasmid Society informed … Read More

Squashbug: Coreus marginatus or Dock Bug
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Of the 10 British species of Squashbug, Coreus marginatus, also known as the Dock Bug, is the commonest and largest species likely to be found in the southern half of the UK. The larval stages, also referred to as nymphs, … Read More

What are those frothy white bubbles on the plants?
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The frothy bubbles, often referred to as Cuckoo Spit, that are commonly seen on a wide variety of plants in the summer are made by the nymphs of Froghoppers which are members of the large Hemiptera order of insects, also … Read More

What’s the largest British insect?
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The tiny Unarmed Stick-insect nymphs hadn’t been seen in the garden since the end of March. April’s heavy rain no doubt was partly responsible as they only seem to emerge from the depths of shrubs and hedges to bask in … Read More

British naturalised stick-insects
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Three Unarmed Stick-insects found in the garden at the weekend were our first records of the year in our garden in Falmouth. They were all about 30mm in length with one found on a Carnation and the other two on … Read More

British Stick-insects
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Both a green and brown form of the Unarmed Stick-insect were found in our Cornish garden a couple of days ago. Having just moved into our house in Falmouth we had hoped we would have these insects in our garden … Read More

British bugs: Cicadella viridis
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During an unproductive search for Wasp Spiders at Windmill Farm Nature Reserve on The Lizard in Cornwall a large variety of insects were found including many Cicadella viridis. Insight into Cicadella viridis: a member of the Leafhopper family (Cicadellidae) it … Read More

Squashbug: Enoplops scapha at Lizard Point in Cornwall
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Several Enoplops scapha were active on the sunny cliffs at Lizard Point. Insight into Enoplops scapha: a member of the family Coreidae, also known as Squashbugs, they closely resemble Shieldbugs. It is thought that Squashbugs get their common name from … Read More

Sea Slater (Ligia oceanica)
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Common name: Sea Slater Latin name: Ligia oceanica Family: Ligiidae This photo: Duckpool, North Cornwall Gallery: British bugs Related images:

Squashbug: Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus)
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Common name: Dock Bug Latin name: Coreus marginatus Family: Squashbugs ( Coreidae ) This Photo Location: Marsland valley, Cornwall and Devon county boundary Other Photos Gallery: British Bugs Related images:

Common Froghopper (Philaenus spumarius) – nymph
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Common name: Common Froghopper Latin name: Philaenus spumarius Family: Froghoppers (Aphrophoridae) Date: 22 June Location: garden, Marsland valley, Cornwall Gallery link: British True Bugs Related images: