Photos of insects in Cambridge

Common Darter A random collection of insect photos taken with a Kodak DC240 Digital Camera (fitted with a X6 magnifier ("loupe") for the smaller insects)
- from 2002 with a Nikon Coolpix 995.
- from August 2008 with a Nikon Coolpix P80.
- from July 2014 with a Nikon D3300 DSLR with Tokina 100mm 1:1 macro lens.
The photos were all taken in or near Cambridge, many in my garden (location details), most of the others in Local Nature Reserves.

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Indexes to main orders: Coleoptera>> Beetles Diptera>> 2-winged flies Lepidoptera>> Butterflies and moths Hymenoptera>> Bees and wasps
No insects were harmed in the production of these pages (apart for natural instances of predation!)
Order Sub-Order
hierarchy
Family Species
Odonata
Dragonflies & Damselflies
Zygoptera
Damselflies
Calopterygidae Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle
Coenagrionidae Enallagma cyathigerum Common Blue Damselfly
Ischnura elegans Blue-tailed Damselfly
Pyrrhosoma nymphula Large Red Damselfly
Lestidae Chalcolestes viridis Willow Emerald Damselfly
Anisoptera
Dragonflies
Aeshnidae Aeshna grandis Brown Hawker
Aeshna mixta Migrant Hawker
Libellulidae Libellula depressa Broad-bodied Chaser
Orthetrum cancellatum Black-tailed Skimmer
Sympetrum sanguineum Ruddy Darter
Sympetrum striolatum Common Darter
Orthoptera
Grasshoppers
Caelifera
Acridoidea
Acrididae Chorthippus albomarginatus Lesser Marsh Grasshopper
Chorthippus brunneus Field Grasshopper
Chorthippus parallelus Meadow Grasshopper
Tetrigidae Tetrix subulata Slender Groundhopper
Ensifera
Tettigonioidea
Tettigoniidae Leptophyes punctatissima Speckled Bush-cricket
Meconema meridionale Southern Oak Bush-cricket
Meconema thalassinum Oak Bush-cricket
Roeseliana roeselii Roesel's Bush-cricket
Pholidoptera griseoaptera Dark Bush-cricket
Heteroptera
True Bugs
Cimicomorpha
Miroidea
Miridae Deraeocorinae
Deraeocoris flavilinea
Deraeocoris lutescens
Deraeocoris ruber Red Bug
Dicyphinae
Campyloneura virgula
Dicyphus epilobii
Dicyphus errans
Dicyphus globulifer
Dicyphus pallicornis
Dicyphus stachydis
Macrolophus rubi
Mirinae/Mirini
Adelphocoris lineolatus Lucerne Bug
Capsus ater
Closterotomus norwegicus Potato Capsid
Closterotomus trivialis
Liocoris tripustulatus Common Nettle Capsid
Lygocoris pabulinus Common Green Capsid
Lygus pratensis
Lygus rugulipennis Tarnished Plant Bug
Orthops campestris
Orthops kalmii
Pantilius tunicatus
Phytocoris varipes
Pinalitus cervinus
Polymerus nigrita
Stenotus binotatus Timothy Grassbug
Mirinae/Stenodemini
Leptopterna dolabrata Meadow Plant Bug
Notostira elongata
Stenodema laevigata Grass Bug
Orthotylinae/Halticini
Halticus luteicollis
Orthocephalus saltator
Orthotylinae/Orthotylini
Heterotoma planicornis
Phylinae
Amblytylus nasutus
Atractotomus mali
Chlamydatus evanescens
Oncotylus viridiflavus
Plagiognathus arbustorum
Cimicomorpha (contd)
Naboidea
Nabidae Himacerus mirmicoides Ant Damsel Bug
Nabis ferus Field Damsel Bug
Nabis limbatus Marsh Damsel Bug
Cimicomorpha (contd)
Cimicoidea
Anthocoridae Anthocoris nemorum Common Flower Bug
Cardiastethus fasciiventris
Orius niger
Cimicomorpha (contd)
Tingoidea
Tingidae Derephysia foliacea
Physatocheila dumetorum
Tingis ampliata Creeping-Thistle Lace Bug
Tingis cardui Spear-Thistle Lace Bug
Leptopodomorpha
Saldoidea
Saldidae Saldula saltatoria Common Shorebug
Pentatomomorpha
Pentatomoidea
Acanthosomatidae Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Hawthorn Shieldbug
Cyphostethus tristriatus Juniper Shieldbug
Elasmostethus interstinctus Birch Shieldbug
Elasmucha grisea Parent Bug
Scutelleridae Eurygaster testudinaria Tortoise Shieldbug
Cydnidae Legnotus limbosus Bordered Shieldbug
Sehirus luctuosus Forget-me-not Shieldbug
Tritomegas bicolor Pied Shieldbug
Pentatomidae Aelia acuminata Bishop's Mitre
Dolycoris baccarum Sloe Bug (Hairy Shieldbug)
Eurydema oleracea Brassica Shieldbug
Eysarcoris venustissimus Woundwort Shieldbug
Nezara viridula Southern Green Shieldbug
Palomena prasina Green Shieldbug
Pentatoma rufipes Red-legged Shieldbug
Picromerus bidens Spiked Shieldbug
Podops inuncta Turtle Shieldbug
Piezodorus lituratus Gorse Shieldbug
Troilus luridus Bronze Shieldbug
Zicrona caerulea Blue Bug
Pentatomomorpha (contd)
Lygaeoidea
Lygaeidae Drymus sylvaticus
Emblethis denticollis
Eremocoris fenestratus
Eremocoris podagricus
Graptopeltus lynceus
Heterogaster urticae
Ischnodemus sabuleti
Kleidocerys resedae
Nyssius huttoni
Rhyparochromus vulgaris
Scolopostethus thomsoni
Berytidae Gampsocoris punctipes
Pentatomomorpha (contd)
Coreoidea
Coreidae Coreus marginatus Dock Bug
Coriomeris denticulatus Denticulate Leatherbug
Gonocerus acuteangulatus Box Bug
Leptoglossus occidentalis Western Conifer Seed Bug
Syromastus rhombeus Rhombic Leatherbug
Rhopalidae Brachycarenus tigrinus
Corizus hyoscyami
Rhopalus subrufus
Stictopleurus abutilon
Stictopleurus punctatonervosus
Nepomorpha Nepidae Nepa cinerea
Sternorrhyncha
Aphids
Aphidomorpha
Aphidoidea
Lachnidae Tuberolachnus salignus Giant willow aphid
Auchenorrhyncha
Cicadas & hoppers
Cicadomorpha
Cercopoidea
Cercopidae Cercopis vulnerata Red-and-black Frog-hopper
Aphrophoridae Aphrophora alni Alder Spittlebug
Philaenus spumarius Common Frog-hopper
Cicadomorpha (contd)
Membracoidea
Cicadellidae Cicadelllinae
Cicadella viridis
Evacanthus acuminatus
Idiocerinae
Acericerus heydenii
Metidiocerus rutilans
Tremulicerus vitreus
Macropsinae
Macropsis scotti
Oncopsis flavicollis
Agalliinae
Agallia consobrina
Aphrodinae
Aphrodes makarovi
Deltocephalinae/Deltocephalini
Deltocephalus pulicaris
Deltocephalinae/Athysanini
Allygus mixtus
Allygus modestus
Cicadula quadrinotata
Conosanus obsoletus
Euscelis incisus
Graphocraerus ventralis
Lamprotettix nitidulus
Mocydia crocea
Mocydiopsis attenuata
Orientus ishidae
Deltocephalinae/Opsiini
Japananus hyalinus
Deltocephalinae/Fieberiellini
Fieberiella sp.
Synophropsis lauri
Deltocephalinae/Macrostelini
Macrosteles variatus
Deltocephalinae/Balcluthini
Balclutha punctata
Typhlocybinae/Alebrini
Alebra coryli
Typhlocybinae/Empoascini
Empoasca vitis
Typhlocybinae/Typhlocybini
Eupteryx atropunctata
Eupteryx aurata
Eupteryx decemnotata
Eupteryx filicum
Eupteryx florida
Eupteryx melissae
Eupteryx urticae
Eupteryx vittata
Linnavuoriana decempunctata
Ribautiana debilis
Ribautiana tenerrima
Typhlocybinae/Erythroneurini
Zygina flammigera
Zyginella pulchra
Fulgoromorpha
Fulgoroidea
Cixiidae Cixius nervosus
Tachycixius pilosus
Delphacidae Asiraca clavicornis
Dicranotropis hamata
Hyledelphax elegantula
Javesella forcipata
Javesella pellucida
Stenocranus major
Issidae Issus coleoptratus
Neuroptera   Chrysopidae Chrysopa perla
Chrysoperla carnea
Mecoptera   Panorpidae Panorpa communis
Some new or potential British species to watch out for

Some other sites showing European garden insects:
A Small Wildlife Garden (Newport, Gwent)
My bit of the planet (Aldershot, Hants)
A Nature Observer's Scrapbook (Horncastle, Lincs)
InvertebrateIreland
Hania's and Hans' Garden Safari (Netherlands)

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Please credit: Photographs: Keith Edkins: or if technically possible <a href="https://www.theedkins.co.uk/insects/">Keith Edkins</a>