Wildlife Insects in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Wildlife Insects

Amateur Entomologist's Society

Encourages the conservation of insects by involving keen amateurs of all ages. Includes extensive fact sheets and background information, "Bug Club" kids' section and membership details.

Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society

Dedicated to studying and recording bees, ants and wasps in Britain and Ireland. Provides a diary, identification keys, maps, newsletters, regional guides and photo galleries.

British Bugs

Comprehensive online identification guide to UK Hemiptera. Includes systematic lists and a photo gallery.

British Leafminers

Aims to photograph and record all the leaf mining fauna which occur in Britain. Includes extensive database with identification keys.


The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates; includes details of membership, activities, news, and suggestions for getting involved.

Chris Brooks Photography

Provides extensive photographic galleries of British dragonflies and damselflies. Features identification guides, anatomical and species information and advice on dragonfly photography.

The Coleopterist

Journal devoted to the beetles of Britain. Includes data records, information about recording schemes, galleries and subscription details.

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Focuses on dragonflies and damselflies from the North Buckinghamshire area, with plenty of photographs, identification keys and the author's notes.

Ground Beetles of Ireland

Aims to encourage recording of beetle species on the island of Ireland by providing an illustrated identification guide, distribution maps, and background resources.

International Arts Pestival

Annual festival celebrating insect-human interactivity; includes details of past events plus information on art, talks and workshops.

National Barkfly Recording Scheme

Concerned with the recording of the 68 species of barkfly found in the British Isles. Includes species accounts and an interactive identification key.

Orthoptera Recording Scheme

Presents information about Orthopteroids of the British Isles, which include grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, cockroaches, stick insects and mantids.

The Pied Piper: Ants

Provides background information on various species of ants found in the UK.

Tachinid Recording Scheme

Resource for people who are interested in studying tachinid flies. Includes guidance on catching and recording these insects.

UK Waspwatch Map

Invites members of the public to submit wasp sightings and sting events to this map.

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