Welcome to the Museum’s Bug forum, which is here to help you identify bugs that are commonly found in homes, gardens, parks, allotments and the countryside in the UK.
The term ‘bug’ is the most widely used name for insects, but this forum also covers non-insect groups such as spiders, centipedes, millipedes and woodlice. These are all collectively part of the group called arthropods.
You can use the forum to make comments and add your own digital photographs, along with information such as where you found the bug, the time of year, and any notable behaviour. The Museum's expert entomologists will then try to identify it for you.
Keep watching as the astonishing diversity of UK invertebrates reveals itself.
We are scientists who run the Museum's Identification and Advisory Service.
Our special interests include fossils, rocks, plants, insects and other creatures and we are dedicated to answering your natural history questions.
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