Insects in the garden

We have pages on bees, butterflies and moths... but what about all the other insects?

23 May 2017: there is a big thistle in the wild area, covered in mating ladybirds of all kinds and also the odd pair of shield bugs (but they were out of focus).

23 May 2017: there is a big thistle in the wild area, covered in mating ladybirds of all kinds and also the odd pair of shield bugs (but they were out of focus).

Guy Belcher has sent records, from the Wild Weekend held in July 2015 to CPERC for:

  • Caddis fly
  • Orange ladybird
  • Spotted cranefly
  • Summer chafer
23 May 2017: More ladybirds ...

23 May 2017: More ladybirds ...

During our wild weekend in 2016, we collected millipedes, spiders (one with an egg sac), woodlice of all kinds, crickets and grasshoppers and leatherjacket grubs. One of our younger native detectives referred to several of the beetly things as 'poo-poos', which makes identification much quicker and has become our favourite name around the garden now.

Useful links:

See the new CambridgeWild webpage for useful links.

Last updated: 23 February 2017