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True bugs (Hemiptera) are one of the major groups of insects found in the UK, comprising nearly 2000 species.

The purpose of this website is to illustrate as many of these as possible, since they are
poorly covered by popular field guides. The availability of digital cameras has now made recording images of insects easier than ever before - but remember this can never be a substitute for collecting a voucher specimen.

If you're not sure where to start, read the 'bit about bugs' section, which contains information about their anatomy, taxonomy and ecology, before visiting the gallery, which is the portal to the various groups within the Hemiptera. If you already have a suspected name, or wish to check the details of a particular species, you can look it up in the systematic lists.

more than 500 species illustrated
Please be aware that while many bugs can be reliably identified from photos, separation of similar species ideally requires examination of actual specimens. For further details please see the disclaimer.

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