Lists of insects of Great Britain

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)

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

Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)

Flies (Diptera)

Beetles (Coleoptera)

Bees, wasps, ants and related insects (Hymenoptera)

Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera)

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

True Bugs (Hemiptera)


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

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