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Bugs

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Hesperocorixa linnaei


Hesperocorixa sahlbergi


Water Measurer - Hydrometra stagnorum


Saucer Bug - Ilyocoris cimicoides


Javesella (Javesella) discolor


Kleidocerys truncatulus

Found on the heath during a Bug Event run by Dr Key


Leptopterna dolabrata


Lygocoris (Lygocoris) pabulinus


Macustus grisescens


Microvelia (Microvelia) reticulata


Myrmus miriformis


Nabis (Dolichonabis) limbatus


Nabis (Nabicula) flavomarginatus


Heath Damsel Bug - Nabis (Nabis) ericetorum


Nabis (Nabis) rugosus


Lesser Froghopper - Neophilaenus lineatus


Water Scorpion - Nepa cinerea

These creatures do have fully formed wings but rarely fly. They are hunters and will even catch and eat small fish.


Common Backswimmer - Notonecta (Notonecta) glauca


Notonecta (Notonecta) obliqua


Notostira elongata


Green Shield Bug - Palomena prasina


Pantilius (Pantilius) tunicatus


Forest Shield Bug - Pentatoma rufipes

The nymphs feed mainly on oak. The adults are partly predatory, eating caterpillars and fruit.


Common Froghopper - Philaenus spumarius


Spiked Shield Bug - Picromerus bidens

Dr Key took an activity for children at the beginning of August 2018. They collected insects using a variety of methods and in amongst their catch were several new species to the reserve, including this Spiked Shield Bug.


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