Meet the Hemiptera (True Bugs)

The True Bugs

In Great Britain there are around 1800-1850 species of True Bugs and we appreciate how under recorded they are likely to be in the Garden. We expect our list of Hemiptera to continue to grow.

Aphids are unsurprisingly the most abundant Hemiptera that we are aware of in the Garden, although there could be several different species. In terms of larger bugs then the Green Shield Bug is probably the most frequently encountered species in the garden, along perhaps with the Common Froghopper.

Aphis ruborum

Aphis ruborum – Small Bramble Aphid – Family: Aphididae
Myzocallis coryli – Hazel Aphid – Family: Aphididae

Uroleacon jaceae

Uroleacon jaceae – Family: Aphididae

Uroleacon spp

Uroleacon spp – Family: Aphididae

Philaenus spumarius

Philaenus spumarius – Common Froghopper – Family: Aphrophoridae

Alebra spp

Alebra spp – Family: Cicadellidae

Coreus marginatus

Coreus marginatus – Dock Bug – Family: Coreidae

Gerris lacustris

Gerris lacustris – Pond Skater – Family: Gerridae

Capsus ater

Capsus ater – Family: Miridae

Deraeocoris flavilinea

Deraeocoris flavilinea – Family: Miridae

Deraeocoris lutescens

Deraeocoris lutescens – Family: Miridae

S. laevigatum

Stenodema laevigatum – A Grass Bug – Family: Miridae

H. mirmicoides

Himacerus mirmicoides – Ant Damsel Bug – Family: Nabidae

Nabis rugosus

Nabis rugosus – Common Damsel Bug – Family: Nabidae

Palomena prasina

Palomena prasina – Green Sheild Bug – Family: Pentatomidae

S. venustissimus

Stagonomus venustissimus – Woundwort Shieldbug – Family: Pentatomidae

Rhopalus subrufus

Rhopalus subrufus – Family: Rhopalidae