With approximately 700 native species of spider in the UK and up to 165,000 species of butterfly and moth worldwide, it can be hard to identify insects and spiders accurately. Here are some tools to make recognition easier, including step-by-step keys and comprehensive lists of world species. They cover bugs found in UK homes and gardens as well as tropical varieties.
This checklist of the world's bumblebees aims to address some of the naming problems of the past.
It may come as a surprise that a dozen or more spider species resident in the UK are capable of causing a significant bite. Read about cases submitted to the Natural History Museum for identification.
View stunning rotating images of bumblebees and read about the status of these important pollinators in the UK.
This easy-to-use key will help you identify British bumblebees by looking at their colour patterns.
Butterflies and moths of the world is a catalogue of all known genera of butterflies and moths.