Under Leaves, Over Leaves

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Birch Catkin Bug Kleidocerys resedae

There are almost 70 species of Hemiptera (True Bugs) on this site, yet there are almost 2,000 species in Great Britain. Turn over a leaf or having a look amongst them will turn up all kinds of true bugs, adult and nymph stages.

Phylus (Phylus) coryli – nymph

They are a very diverse group of insects, and here is but a small selection of some of them which I discovered in my small back garden.

Stenodema (Brachystira) calcarata
Eurhadina loewii
Campyloneura virgula – nymph
Zygina sp.
Common Flower Bug Anthocoris nemorum – feeding on aphid
Athysanus argentarius

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29 thoughts on “Under Leaves, Over Leaves

  1. So many different creatures in one garden! You certainly bring the extraordinary well out of the ‘ordinary’. I find these photographs fascinating.

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  2. That Campyloneura virgula nymph looks like a gummi candy! I don’t eat gummies, but I wondered if there might be actual gummi insects. Of course there are; do a search for the term “gummi bugs” and you can find gummi caterpillars, spiders, centipedes, and illuminated gummi lightning bugs. For all I know, there may be gummi true bugs like these.

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  3. I’ve been a fan of leafhoppers for as long as I can remember, and Graphocephala coccinea is my favorite, but that gorgeous Zygina is new to me–and wonderful.

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    1. Hi Gary … good to hear from you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you. I am a big fan of leafhoppers, too … some of the colouring and patterning are quite gorgeous. We have but a handful of Zygina species here, and they all look the same, so unless you have a microscope you have to settle for genus ๐Ÿ™‚ The Graphocephala coccinea you mention is a real stunner!

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    1. Thank you, Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ The Birch Catkin bug was a lucky find. A case of looking for something particular but finding something in else instead ๐Ÿ™‚

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