Bury Wildlife

Plant Bugs 2

Shore Bugs Family Saldidae many coastal


Chartoscirta cincta Family: Saldidae - This genus comprises three species which have very concave sides to the pronotum. The pronotum also has a transverse furrow across its entire width.

C. cincta is distinguished by the antennae, which are of uniform thickness, with the 2nd segment dark. The wing membrane is long (half the length of the corium) and the upper surface lacks long hairs. A common and widespread species in marshes or at the margins of rivers and lakes. BB Canal.


Saldula saltatoria Common Shore Bug Family: Saldidae - In S. saltatoria, the most common species, there are at least two pale spots along the costal margin, although the pattern on forewings can be very variable. A predatory species found commonly alongside waterways, ponds and ditches across the UK.

Groundbugs Lygaeidae


Kleidocerys resedae Birch Catkin Bug - this rust-coloured bug is common on or around birch trees. Adults overwinter, emerging and breeding in the early spring, when they fly and emit mating calls . Larvae occur March-September and there are several generations a year


Cymus melanocephalus tentative - C. melanocephalus lacks a pale central keel on the scutellum and the wings are punctured throughout.  This species is quite common in southern England in damp areas, hostplants including trefoils, loosestrifes and rushes


Drymus sylvaticus - Best distinguished fromothers in the genus by the paler brown forewings which are distinctly marked with black, in particular a dark elongate rectangular mark by the apex of the clavus .Coommon amongst moss, grass and leaf-litter on dryish soils feeding on plants Not recorded in GMC before. Elton Reservoir


Scolopostethus cf. thomsoni ground bug abundant especially around nettle 2 found under a huge boulder. Not recorded before in GMC


Scolopostethus cf. affinis


Nabis limbatus Marsh Damsel Bug Family: Nabidae Widespread and common in damp grassland and wet meadows. N. limbatus has a broad body and very short wings.  found canal.



Cicadella viridis Family: Cicadellidae

A large smart species which is widespread and common in damp grassland and marshy areas throughout the UK. The bicoloured pronotum (yellow at the front and green at the rear) is distinctive. July Oct


IGraphocephala fennahi Rhododendron Leafhopper Family: Cicadellida

This large and smat species is native to the USA. It was introduced to Europe in the early 1900s, and can now be found widely in southern Britain. Both adults and larvae feed on Rhododendron sap, and it is one of the few insects to use this shrub as a foodplant


Philaenus spumarius Common Froghopper Family: Aphrophoridae

A spectacularly variable species, with many dramatically different colour forms. An extremely common species in a wide range of plants across the UK, the larvae are the familiar producers of 'cuckoo-spit' in gardens.





Miris striatus Family: Miridae - This species may be found throughout Britain, but is more local in the south. It is usually associated with oak and hawthorn and is largely predatory,  found hinds


Ground Bug Drymus brunneus Common  found under a brick near Doffer Fold


Plant bugs Anthocoris nemoralis and Anthocoris confusus difficult to tell apart so tentative but based on darker and lighter femera reported as possibly defining on the specimins in the photos. Both found on bark which these two of this genus inhabit. Active all year.

Found Lowercroft Res middle dam.


Dicyphus pallicornis lives found foxgpobes




Ischnodemus sabuleti European Chinchbug Landed 1893 at a handful of sites in Kent and Surrey. Since then, it has enormously increased its range, and is  still expanding northwards and westwards. Swarms of thousands are often seen in wetland areas. The distinctive nymphs may be found on grasses and reeds throughout the summer and into winter.


Frog & Leaf Hoppers