Latest Insect Section News

  1. The water beetles of Yorkshire: an atlas

    Water beetles are among the most diverse freshwater macro-invertebrates: in still waters, around half the species...

  2. New YNU recorder and new national recording scheme for leaf-mining flies

    YNU member Barry Warrington has recently set up a new national recording scheme for the Agromyzidae, leaf-mining...

  3. Yorkshire Coleoptera Atlas part 6 now available

    The YNU's beetle recorder, Bob Marsh, has now produced part 6 of the Yorkshire Coleoptera Atlas.  This instalment...

  4. YNU welcomes new county recorders!

    The YNU is delighted to welcome three new county recorders!

    Andy Jowett from Otley is taking...

  5. Urban Buzz in York

    Harry Woolner from Buglife introduced the Urban Buzz project to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union members at the YNU's...

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Recording sawflies in Yorkshire


The beetle sub-section of the YNU.

Butterflies and Moths

The butterflies and moths sub-section of the YNU.

Hemiptera, Neuroptera & Odonata

Plant bugs, lacewings, dragonflies and damselflies


Diptera recording in Yorkshire

Grasshoppers and Crickets

The Grasshoppers & Crickets sub-section of the YNU


R.semicolorata adult male, Malham Tarn. Credit Sharon Flint
Mayfly recording in Yorkshire

Plant Galls

Plant gall recording in the YNU

Isopoda, Myriapoda and Pseudoscorpiones

Woodlice, millipedes, centipedes and false scorpions


Insect recording in Yorkshire

Insect Events

List of upcoming events

Insect Section News

News from the YNU's Insect Section


Phryganea bipunctata fermale. Credit Sharon Flint
Caddisflies or Trichoptera, (meaning, from the Greek trichos a hair and pteron a wing; hairy-wings)

Bees, wasps and ants

The Bees, Wasps and Ants Sub-Section of the YNU.


Nemoura cinerea adult female, Malham fen. Credit Sharon Flint
Stonefly recording in Yorkshire

Parasitic Wasps

The Parasitic Wasp Sub-Section of the YNU.

Main Contacts

Chairman and Secretary of the Entomological Section