Order Hemiptera – True Bugs


There are almost 2,000 true bugs in Great Britain in 63 families with approximately 688 genera. The Hemiptera form the fifth largest group of insects in Britain. It is a very diverse group, which includes the familar shieldbugs, plant bugs, water bugs and aphids, and the not so familiar scale insects and psyllids. All have specially adapted mouthparts unique to the order for piercing and sucking sap from plants and fluids from other arthropods. The blood-sucking bed bugs are also included within this order, and they are primarily associated with birds and mammals; they can also bite and feed on humans. Species are shown in their respective families below.


Hawthorn Shieldbug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)
Acanthosomatidae
Keeled shieldbugs
Dock Bug Coreus marginatus
Coreidae
Leatherbugs
Anthocoridae
Flower bugs
Physatocheila dumetorum
Tingidae
Lace bugs
Delphacidae
Planthoppers
Red-and-black Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata
Cercopidae
Froghoppers
Triozidae
Jumping plant lice
Cydnidae
Burrowing shieldbugs
Rhopalus subrufus
Rhopalidae
Rhopalid bugs
Miridae
Plant bugs
Common Pond Skater (Gerris lacustris)
Gerridae
Pondskaters
Eupteryx florida
Cicadellidae
Leafhoppers
Aphididae
Aphids
Aleyrodidae
Whiteflies
Gorse Shieldbug Piezodorus lituratus
Pentatomidae
Shieldbugs
Lygaeidae
Groundbugs)
Fly Bug Reduvius personatus
Reduviidae
Assassin bugs
Lesser Water Boatman (Corixa punctata)
Corixidae
Water boatmen
Alder Spittlebug Aphrophora alni
Aphrophoridae
Froghoppers
Psyllidae
Jumping plant lice
Coccidae
Soft scales

For further reference see the link below:

British Bugs