A list of the Bugs (Order Hemiptera) that have been found in the area. The list is vastly lacking in species, and much work needs to be done to identify the range of bugs that must be present. Appeneded is a list of bugs that have been found in the area, but I have have not personally seen.


Name Family Species Locality (where found and first records)
Heteropteran Bugs   Heteroptera
Water Scorpion Nepidae Nepa cinerea Wanstead Park Heronry Pond 03/04/2005; Perch Pond 05/10/2014
Lesser Water Boatman Corixidae Corixa punctata Capel Road garden 07/09/2005; Wanstead Park Perch Pond, 05/10/2014
pond skater Gerridae Gerris sp. Capel Road garden pond 05/05/2010
a mirid bug Miridae Deraeocoris flavilinea ? By Alders Brook Bridle Path 17/06/2015
a mirid bug Miridae Deraeocoris lutescens City of London Cemetery 14/03/2015
a mirid bug Miridae Calocoris (Grypocoris) stysi By Alders Brook Bridle Path 17/06/2015
Striped Oak Bug Miridae Calocoris quadripunctatus (striatellus) Capel Road by Wanstead Flats 07/05/2005; Wanstead Park 17/05/2006; Sewage Works 23/05/2006; Wanstead Flats 15/05/2007
a mirid bug Miridae Liocoris tripustulatus Capel Road garden 27/09/2004; Wanstead Park 17/08/2006
Common Green Capsid Miridae Lygocoris pabulinus Capel Road garden 18/06/2016
a mirid bug Miridae Lygus (pratensis) ? Capel Road garden 02/04/2016
a mirid bug Miridae Miris striatus Wanstead Flats 14/05/2009
a mirid bug Miridae Stenotus binotatus Wanstead Park 27/06/2007, 09/07/2007
a mirid bug Miridae Notostira elongata Capel Road garden 21/04/2011; Wanstead Park 19/08/2012
a mirid bug Miridae Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus Wanstead Park 17/05/2006; Sewage Works site 23/05/2006; Capel Road garden 31/05/2006; Wanstead Flats 30/04/2014
a mirid bug Miridae Heterotoma planicornis Capel Road garden 08/07/2007, 15/07/2007
a mirid bug Miridae Harpocera thoracica ? Wanstead Park 02/05/2015
a mirid bug Miridae Plagiognathus arbustorum Capel Road garden 13/07/2007
Common Damsel Bug Nabidae Nabis rugosus Sewage Works site 10/03/2015; 31/03/2016
Assassin Bug Reduviidae Reduvius personatus Capel Road garden 11/07/2008 and 18/05/2014
Birch Catkin Bug Lygaeidae Kleidocerys resedae Lorne Road garden 10/11/2014 (Rose Stephens); City of London Cemetery 18/11/2014
a bug Lygaeidae Drymus sylvaticus Sewage Works site 10/03/2015
a ground bug Lygaeidae Rhyparochromus vulgaris
Capel Road garden 03/04/2008 (1st British Record); wf 04/09/2014 (Rose Stephens)
a shieldbug Coreidae Coreus marginatus Wanstead Flats 27/05/2001; Capel Road garden 24/05/2003; Sewage Works 31/08/2004; Wanstead Park 01/09/2004
a shieldbug Coreidae Gonocerus acuteangulatus (?) Wanstead Park 10/07/2011; Sewage Works 10/07/2011
a bug Rhopalidae Myrmus miriformis Wanstead Park 31/07/2007
a bug Rhopalidae Rhopalus sp. ? Capel Road garden 27/08/2011; City of London Cemetery 05/03/2013
a bug Rhopalidae Rhopalus subrufus ? Capel Road garden 04/06/2016
Pied Shieldbug Cydnidae Tritomegas bicolor Wanstead Park 27/06/2007
Tortoise Bug Scutelleridae Eurygaster testudinaria Wanstead Flats 11/05/2009
Bishop's Mitre Pentatomidae Aelia acuminata Wanstead Park 13/05/2006; Sewage Works 02/06/2006; Wanstead Flats 11/05/2015
Sloe Bug Pentatomidae Dolycoris baccarum Wanstead Park 27/06/2007; Capel Road garden 27/08/2011
Woundwort Shieldbug Pentatomidae Eysarcoris fabricii Common in Capel Road garden 02/05/2002
Green Shieldbug Pentatomidae Palomena prasina Common: Capel Road garden 18/07/2000; wf 01/05/2002; bw 20/07/2005; Wanstead Park 21/07/2005,
Southern Green Shieldbug  Pentatomidae Nezara viridula Latimer Road garden, 11/10/2018
Forest Shieldbug Pentatomidae Pentatoma rufipes Wanstead Flats 25/07/2005; Wanstead Park 06/08/2005; Capel Road garden 01/09/2006
Brassica Bug Pentatomidae Eurydema oleracea Sewage Works 23/05/2006; Wanstead Flats, 26/04/2007; Capel Road garden 10/08/2007
Hawthorn Bug Acanthosomatidae Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale City of London Cemetery 10/10/2007; Capel Road garden 23/05/2012
Juniper Bug Acanthosomatidae Cyphostethus tristriatus City of London Cemetery 16/09/2008
Parent Bug Acanthosomatidae Elasmucha grisea Wanstead Park by OW on Alder 06/10/2008
Homopteran Bugs   Homoptera  
a froghopper Aphrophoridae Aphrophora alni Capel Road garden 18/06/2009
Common Froghopper Aphrophoridae Philaenus spumarius Sewage Works Site, 23/06/2018
Rhododendron Leaf Hopper Cicadellidae Graphocephala fennahi Common in City of London Cemetery 30/08/2004; Wanstead Park 07/10/2006
Sycamore Leafhopper
Cicadellidae Acericerus heydenii Wanstead Flats, 18/02/2016
a leafhopper Cicadellidae Iassus lanio Common in grassland and gardens
a leafhopper Cicadellidae Mocydiopsis attenuata Sewage Works site 10/03/2015; Manor Park Cemetery, 28/01/2016 (prf/Rst)
a leafhopper Cicadellidae Alebra albostriella Wanstead Flats, on oak, 30/09/2014
a leafhopper Cicadellidae Empoasca vitis ? Capel Road garden 23/03/2015
a leafhopper Cicadellidae Eupteryx (florida ?) Capel Road garden 18/06/2016
Sage Leafhopper Cicadellidae Eupteryx melissae Lorne Road garden, Forest Gate, 02/10/2014 (Rose Stephens); Roding Lane South Allotments 11/05/2015
a planthopper Delphacidae Asiraca clavicornis Sewage Works site 10/03/2015
Aphids   Aphidoidea  
an aphid (on cleavers) Aphididae possibly Aphis fabae Capel Road garden 29/05/2008
an aphid (on feverfew) Aphididae possibly Aphis fabae Capel Road garden 14/05/2011
Wooly Aphid Aphididae Eriosoma (lanigerum ?) Capel Road garden 28/05/2012
Rose Aphid Aphididae Macrosiphum rosae Capel Road garden 01/04/2014
Nettle Aphid Aphididae Microlophium carnosum Capel Road garden 05/05/2011
Scale Insects   Coccoidea  
a scale insect Coccidae ? (unknown species) by Alexandra Lake 27/05/2001
a mealybug Pseudococcidae (unknown species) Capel Road garden 04/06/2011


The following is a list of species that have been found in the area, but I have have not personally seen.


Name Family Species Locality (where found and first records)
Heteropteran Bugs   Heteroptera
  Corixidae Hesperocorixa sahlbergi Wanstead Park Perch Pond, 05/10/2014 (bio-blitz)
  Corixidae Sigara dorsalis Wanstead Park Perch Pond, 05/10/2014 (bio-blitz)
  Corixidae Sigara falleni Wanstead Park Perch Pond, 05/10/2014 (bio-blitz)
Saucer Bug Naucoridae Ilyocoris cimicoides Wanstead Park Perch Pond, 05/10/2014 (bio-blitz)
Greater Water Boatman Notonectidae Notonecta glauca Wanstead Park Perch Pond, 05/10/2014 (bio-blitz)
water bug Pleidae Plea minutissima Wanstead Park Perch Pond, 05/10/2014 (bio-blitz)
pond skater Gerridae Aquarius najas Wanstead Park Perch Pond, 05/10/2014 (bio-blitz)
a mirid bug Miridae Dicyphus epilobii Lorne Road 14/10/2014 (Rose Stephens)
a mirid bug Miridae Macrolophus rubi Lorne Road garden, 14/11/2014 (Rose Stephens)
a bug Lygaeidae Eremocoris fenestratus City of London Cemetery 12/03/2016 (Rose Stephens)
a bug Rhopalidae Conizus hyoscyami Lorne Road garden 141128 (Rose Stephens)
Turtle Shieldbug Pentatomidae Podops inuncta Wanstead Park 22/03/2006 (Rose Stephens)
Gorse Shieldbug Pentatomidae Piezodorus lituratus Wanstead Flats 12/04/2016 (Rose Stephens)
Homopteran Bugs   Homoptera  
a leafhopper Cicadellidae Euscelis incisus Manor Park Cemetry, area 75, 25/01/2016 (Rose Stephens)
a leafhopper Cicadellidae Empoasca decipiens Manor Park Cemetery 03/02/2016 (Rose Stephens)
Ligurian Leafhopper Cicadellidae Eupteryx decemnotata Manor Park Cemetery area H 25/01/2016 (Rose Stephens)
Poplar Leafhopper Cicadellidae Zygina nivea Manor Park Cemetery, 30/01/2016 (Rose Stephens)
a planthopper Delphacidae Stenocranus minutus City of London Cemetery 12/03/2016 (Rose Stephens)
Aphids   Aphidoidea  
an aphid Aphididae Cinara piceae City of London Cemetery 12/03/2016 (Rose Stephens)
Hairy Willow Bark Aphid Aphididae Pterocomma pilosum Manor Park Cemetery 24/01/2016 (Rose Stephens)
Poplar Bark Aphid Aphididae Pterocomma populeum Manor Park Cemetery 10/02/2016 (Rose Stephens)


Name Species Locality
For Dragonflies click here Zygoptera  
Grasshoppers and Crickets Orthoptera  
Common Green Grasshopper Omocestulus viridulus Sewage Works 10/08/01
Common Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus SW; COL cemetery
Meadow Grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus SW; Wanstead Park
Long-winged Conehead Conocephalus discolor Sewage Works on 10/09/90; Wanstead Flats; Wanstead Park
Oak Bush-cricket Meconema thalassinum Common on Wanstead Flats
Speckled Bush-cricket Leptophyes punctatissima Common around Wanstead Park
Slender Ground -hopper Tetrix subulata In rough vegetation on S. side of Heronry Pond, 24/04/09
Dark Bush Cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera COL; First found in Wanstead Park on 27/06/07
Roesel's Bush-cricket Metrioptera roeselii Common on Flats, in Park and in Sewage Works and COL cemetery
House Cricket Acheta domestica By stables near Sewage Works and in CoL Cemetery. Not heard since 2006
Bugs Hemiptera  
Water Scorpion Nepa cinerea In Heronry Pond
Water Boatman Corix punctata Capel Road garden
Striped Oak Bug Calocoris quadripunctatus Capel Road by Wanstead Flats
a mirid bug Liocoris tripustulatus Capel Road garden
a mirid bug Stenotus binotatus Wanstead Park, 9 June and 27 June 2007
a mirid bug

Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus

Sewage Works site
a mirid bug Heterotoma planicornis Capel Road garden, 8 July 2007
a mirid bug Plagiognathus arbustorum (?) Capel Road garden
Shield and Brassica Bugs Heteroptera  
Shield Bug Coreus marginatus Capel Road garden, Wanstead Park
Shield Bug Gonocerus acuteangulatus (?) City of London Cemetery
Shield Bug Myrmus miriformis Wanstead Park
Tortoise Bug Eurygaster testudinaria Wanstead Flats on 11/05/09
Bishop's Mitre Aelia acuminata Wanstead Park, Sewage Works
Sloe Bug Dolycoris baccarum Wanstead Park, 27 June 2007

Woundwort Shield Bug

Eysarcoris fabricii Common in Capel Road garden
Green Shield-bug Palomena prasina Common - col, gdn, wp

Forest Shield Bug

Pentatoma rufipes Capel Road garden
Brassica Bug Eurydema oleracea Wanstead Flats, 26 April 2007
Hawthorn Bug Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale City of London Cemetery
Juniper Bug Elasmostethus tristriatus City of London Cemetery, 16 September 2008
Parent Bug Elasmucha grisea Wanstead Park by OW on Alder, 6 October 2008
Homopteran Bugs Homoptera  
Leafhopper Lassus lanio Common in grassland and gardens

American Leaf Hopper

Graphocephala fennahi Common in City of London Cemetery
Beetles Coleoptera  
Lesser Stag Beetle Dorcus parallelopipedus Wanstead Park, 5 July 2003
Devil's coach-horse Ocypus olens On the Plain in Wanstead Park 23/09/01
Darkling Beetle Cylindronotus laevioctostriatus (?) Wanstead Flats on 24 April 2007.
Darkling Beetle Eledona agricola Capel Road garden, 11 June 2006
Summer Chafer Amphimallon solstitiale Wanstead Flats around oaks by Capel Rd.
Click Beetle Athous bicolor (?) Capel Road garden, 12 June 2006
Soldier Beetle Cantharis sp. (poss. figurata) Capel Road garden, 13 June 2006

Soldier Beetle

Cantharis sp. (poss. rustica) Sewage Works site, 2 June 2006

Soldier Beetle

Rhagonycha fulva Wanstead Park

Carpet Beetle

Anthrenus verbasci Capel Road house

Malachite Beetle

Malachius bipustulatus Sewage Works site


Endomychus coccineus Wanstead Park
Pine Ladybird Exochomus 4-pustulatus City of London Cemetery - many on 17/03/09
Orange Ladybird Halyzia 16-guttata Capel Road garden

22-Spot Ladybird

Psyllobora 22-punctata Capel Road garden
14-Spot Ladybird Propylea 14-punctata Capel Road garden 10/08/04
Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis Vey common everywhere
2-Spot Ladybird Adalia 2-punctata Common

10-Spot Ladybird

Adalia 10-punctata Capel Road garden
7-Spot Ladybird Coccinella 7-punctata Common
Water Ladybird Anisosticta 14-punctata The Forest Pond, Gilbert's Slade, 10 May 2008
Mealworm Beetle Tenebrio molitor (?) Capel Road garden

Swollen-thighed Beetle

Oedemera nobilis Frequent in Wanstead Park; also in Capel Road gdn, Green Man Roundabout and elsewhere
Black-headed Cardinal Beetle Pyrochroa coccinea Wanstead Park
Common Cardinal Beetle Pyrochroa serraticornis City of London Cemetery, by the Birches, 13/05/08
a longhorn beetle Strangalia (Leptura) maculata Wanstead Park

Wasp Beetle

Clytus arietis Sewage Works
Rosemary Beetle Chrysolina americana On a nettle by Perch Pond, Wanstead Park, 6 October 2008
a flea beetle Altica sp. By the Ornamental Waters, Wanstead Park, 18 May 2006
Vine Weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus Capel Road garden, 12 October 2007
Wasps Hymenoptera - Vespidae  


Vespa crabro Frequent in Wanstead Park; also Cemetery
Common Wasp Vespula vulgaris Capel Road garden

a digger wasp

Family Sphecid Wasps Wanstead Flats
a digger wasp Ectemnius sp. Capel Road garden on 9 June 2007; also in Wanstead Park
Bees Hymenoptera - various  

a leaf-cutter Bee

Megachile sp. Capel Road garden, 2000
Honey Bee Apis mellifera City of London Cemetery, 13 January 2008

Red-tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus lapidarius Wanstead Park

White-tailed Bumblebee

Bombus lucorum Wanstead Park; Cemetery

Common Carder Bee

Bombus pascuorum Wanstead Park

Buff-tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus terrestris Wanstead Flats, 19 April 2006
Wasps Hymenoptera - various  

a Parasitic Wasp

Gasteruption jaculator (?) Capel Road garden
an Ichneumon Wasp Amblyteles armatorius (?) Capel Road garden, 4 April 2007

an Ichneumon Wasp

Ophion luteus (?) Capel Road garden
an Ichneumon Wasp Pimpla hypochondriaca Capel Road garden
Sawflys Symphyta  
Iris Sawfly Rhadinoceraea micans Wanstead Park

a sawfly

Abia sericea (?) Capel Road garden
Rose Sawfly Arge orchropus Capel Road garden
a Sawfly Arge pagana (?) Capel Road garden, 7 June 2007

a Sawfly

Rhogogaster viridis Wanstead Park, 21 June 2007
a sawfly unidentified species (?) Capel Road garden
For Moths click here Lepidoptera
For Butterflies click here Lepidoptera  
Flies Diptera - various  
a caddis fly Mystacides longicornis Capel Road garden
St. Mark's Fly Bibio marci Common in Wanstead Park and on Wanstead Flats

a non-biting midge

Chironomus plumosus Wanstead Park
a soldier fly Chloromyia formosa Wanstead Park
a soldier fly Sargus bipunctatus (?) The Temple, Wanstead Park
Bee-fly Bombylius sp. Wanstead Park, 5 April 2008

horse fly

poss. Thereva nobilitata Wanstead Flats
a Dolichopod fly Poecilobothrus nobilitatus Capel Road garden
Hoverflies Diptera - Syrphidae  
a Hoverfly Melanostoma scalare gdn?, wp
a Hoverfly Platycheirus clypeatus (?) gdn, wp
a Hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum gdn
a Hoverfly Chrysotoxum verralli sw
a Hoverfly Epistrophe eligans gdn, wf
a Hoverfly Epistrophe nitidicollis (?) gdn
a Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus col, gdn, wp
a Hoverfly Eupeodes luniger gdn, wf
a Hoverfly Meliscaeva auricollis gdn
a Hoverfly Scaeva pyrastri gdn, sw? wf, wp?,
a Hoverfly Sphaerophoria rueppillii gdn
a Hoverfly Sphaerophoria scripta gdn?, wp
a Hoverfly Syrphus ribesii gdn
a Hoverfly Syrphus vitripennis (?) gdn, wp?
a Hoverfly Xanthogramma pedissequum gdn, sw? wp
a Hoverfly Eristalis arbustorum (?) gdn
a Hoverfly Eristalis intricarius wp
a Hoverfly Eristalis pertinax gdn
a Hoverfly Eristalis tenax gdn
a Hoverfly Helophilus pendulus gdn, sw, wp,
a Hoverfly Myathropa florea gdn, sw, wp
a Hoverfly Pipizella viduata gdn
a Hoverfly Volucella inanis gdn, wp?
a Hoverfly Volucella pellucens wp
a Hoverfly Volucella zonaria gdn, wp
a Hoverfly Syritta pipiens gdn
Flies Diptera - various  
a Conopid Fly Sicus ferrugineus Wanstead Park


Calliphora sp. Capel Road garden, wp


Lucilia caesar Capel Road garden

a Flesh Fly

Sarcophaga carnaria wp

a Tachinid Fly

possibly Tachina fera wp
a Tachinid Fly unknown species sw
Alderflies,Lacewings, etc. Neuroptera  
an Alderfly

Sialis lutaria

Green Lacewing family Chrysopidae Common
a Scorpion Fly Panorpa sp. wp