These small, dainty insects are well known for their relatively short life span once they become adults, some species only living for a few hours. Most of their development occurs in the nymph stage within fresh water.

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.