Birch Shieldbug (Elasmostethus interstinctus) (Steve Orridge)

Bugs (Hemiptera)

Under development. Contributions from BFC members welcome. Watch this space.

About bugs

‘True bugs’ are a large order with about 75,000 species worldwide, of which 8,000 in Europe and 1,700 in Britain. Wide range of forms, but all species possess a piercing beak (the rostrum) with which they suck the juices from plants or other animals. Young are nymphs, with only partial metamorphosis and no pupal stage. 

Bugs in the High Peak

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all bug observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all bug observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Water Boatman (Notonecta maculata) Serpentine Bioblitz 31/07/21 (Jon Mortin)

Click the button to go to our gallery of photos of hundreds of the vast variety of bug species that you can find in the Buxton area, taken by BFC members.

Red-and-black Froghopper (Cercopsis vulnerata) Grinlow (S Orridge)
Rhopalid Bugs: Hypericum Rhopalid (Rhopalus subrufus) (S Orridge)
Leatherbugs (Coreidae): Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis) (S Orridge)
Thick-antennae Plant Bug (Heterotoma panicornis) (S Orridge)

Identifying bugs

See the Insects page.

Information and guidance

See the Insects page.