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 Golden Tortoise Beetle The golden tortoise beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) is a species of beetle in the leaf beetle family, Chrysomelidae. It is native to the Americas. Insects commonly...

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Powder Post Beetle The Powder Post Beetle has reddish-brown colouring and a slightly hairy complexion. A small insect in terms of size, it can still bore very deeply into timber. Tunnels extensively...

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Common Furniture Beetle This looks like the classic beetle in terms of shape and size – but has light, green-brown coloring. A relatively small insect, it is still capable of causing structural...

Types of Termites...

Subterranean Termites These termites are very common, especially in hotter, damper climates and other warm-weather regions. As the name suggests, these termites live underground, in colonies that...

Carpet Beetles

There are two types of carpet beetle commonly found in Europe. They are both 3mm long, but the ‘fur beetle’ is black with a single white spot on each wing case, and the ‘varied carpet beetle’...

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are black with reddish or orange markings on their back. Adult boxelder bugs have a body shape that is a somewhat-flattened and elongated oval and is about half an inch long. They have...

Lawn Beetles

Lawn Beetles (Heteronychus arator) is a species of beetle in the subfamily Dynastinae (the rhinoceros beetles). It is commonly called African black beetle or black lawn beetle The African...

Mayflies

Mayflies have been around for more than 300 million years – since far before the dinosaurs existed! Mayflies live underwater in streams for most of their lives (as larvae). They can only live in...

Trapdoor Spiders

Trapdoor Spiders are a medium-sized mygalomorph (an infraorder of spiders), spiders that construct burrows with a cork-like trapdoor made of soil, vegetation and silk. The Trapdoor Spider is a common...

Black Garden Ants

The Black Garden Ant (Lasius niger) workers are 4-6 mm long, wingless and black or dark brown. They are usually found in large numbers, either around their nests in the soil or following each other...