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Other Insect Orders (Bugs, Dragonflies, Grasshoppers)

This collection includes all insect orders other than the Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera. The main collectors represented are K G Blair and J P Brazenor.

Photo: Golden-ringed dragonfly Cordulegaster boltoni

The following table gives an analysis of our current knowledge of the collection. Information on the number of UK species is derived from the relevant publications listed in the 'References' section. However, for Orthoptera, Dictyoptera and Dermaptera, the number of species in the collection (as well as the calculation of 'Approximate % of UK species present') is based only on native species. The reason for this is that there are many introduced species for these orders in the UK either as casual records or living in specialised environments, such as glasshouses. 

The analysis was last updated on 30 July 2001.
+ = definitely present ? = unknown 

OrderHCCMS Collection 
specimens (species)
Approximate % of UK 
species present 
Collembola (springtails) ?
Dermaptera (earwigs)69(4)100
Dictyoptera (cockroaches)90(3)100
Ephemeroptera (mayflies) 823(42)89
Hemiptera (true bugs)2813(?)?
Mecoptera (scorpion flies55(4)100
Megaloptera (alder flies)31(3)100
Neuroptera (true lacewings)573(41)59
Odonata (dragonflies)402(36)63
Orthoptera (grasshoppers)581(25)93
Plecoptera (stoneflies)209(?)?
Psocoptera (booklice)+
Raphidioptera (snakeflies) 34(4)100 
Siphonaptera (fleas)+?
Thysanoptera (thrips)+?
Thysanura (bristle-tails) +?
Trichoptera (caddis flies)901(131) 69

Bratton, J.H. 1990. A review of the scarcer Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera of Great Britain. 40pp. Nature Conservancy Council.
Haes, E.C.M. and Harding, P.T. 1997. Atlas of grasshoppers, crickets and allied insects in Britain and Ireland. 61pp. Natural Environment Research Council.
Macan, T.T. 1973. A Key to the Adults of the British Trichoptera. Scientific Publication No. 28. 1-151. Freshwater Biological Association.
Merritt, R., Moore, N.W. & Eversham, B.C. 1996. Atlas of the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland. 1-151. London: The Stationary Office.
Plant, C. W. 1994. Provisional atlas of the lacewings and allied insects (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera and Mecoptera) of Britain and Ireland. 1-203. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.