All of these bugfest shots were taken across several trips throughout spring and summer of this year at my local nature reserve Blashford Lakes, near Ringwood in Hampshire. This bugfest includes beetles, true bugs and a spider.
It begins with the true bugs and the ones I think are from the Family Rhopalidae, the Rhopalid, also known as Scentless bugs.
The next group of bugs are Froghoppers.
The Common Froghopper (Philaenus spumarius)
and the Red & Black Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata)
The last of the bug fraternity is this Plant or Capsid bug (Family Miridae)
Now on to the beetles, beginning with leaf beetles and the blue Chrysolina oricalcia leaf beetle
The colourful Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa populi)
Now Shieldbugs, an instar and a adult.
Weevils are next.
Green Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus)
A Figwort Weevil (Cionus scrophulariae)
and the Cionus hortulanus weevils
Now the black & yellow coloured variety.
A Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis)
and the Black-and-yellow Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata)
A couple of ladybird shots, the larvae and a freshly emerged Orange Ladybird (Halzia sedecimguttata)
The last of the beetles is enjoying a tasty snack.
Finally the spider, a Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus)