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Cicadas are usually associated with hot countries, so some might find it unusual to learn that Britain has one listed as a native species…
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This small, common froghopper is variably patterned with brown, black and white. The wings are held like a tent over the body. It has…
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This common bug has a flattened, shield-shaped body, as the name suggests. It is bright green in colour with delicate flecks of black that…
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The water scorpion is not a true scorpion, but is a large, aquatic insect that belongs to the order of insects known as the Hemiptera or…
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Information on the harlequin bug is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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Although sometimes called ‘blackfly’, the black bean aphid is actually a true bug (a member of the order Hemiptera). All true bugs are…
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The water boatman is a common water bug, which swims on its back and is often seen at the surface of the water. It is light brown in colour…
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Information on Phromnia rosea is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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Information on the feather-legged assassin bug is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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