Lists of insects of Great Britain

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The following are lists of insects of Great Britain. There are more than 20,000 insects of Great Britain,[1] this page provides lists by order.

Dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata)[edit]

Grasshoppers & crickets (Orthoptera), earwigs (Dermaptera) and cockroaches (Dictyoptera)[edit]

Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)[edit]

Flies (Blood sucking)[edit]

Beetles (Coleoptera)[edit]

Bees, wasps, ants and related insects (Hymenoptera)[edit]

Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera)[edit]

Speckled wood (Pararge aegeria) butterflies are common in Great Britain.

True Bugs (Hemiptera)[edit]


  1. ^ Chinery, M. (1977). A Field Guide to the Insects of Britain and Northern Europe. London: Collins. p. 352. ISBN 0-00-219216-0.