Hemiptera, Neuroptera & Odonata

This sub-section of the YNU studies and records:


Heteroptera (true bugs);

Auchenorrhyncha (plant hoppers, leaf hoppers, tree hoppers, frog hoppers and cicadas);

Sternorrhyncha (Psyllids or jumping plant lice) excluding aphids, scale insects and whiteflies.


Mecoptera (scorpion flies);

Megaloptera (alder flies);

Neuroptera (lacewings and waxflies);

Odonata (damselflies and dragonflies);

Rhaphidioptera (snake flies).

The Recorder for this sub-section is Mr. S. Foster, 128 Lyndale Avenue, Edenthorpe, Doncaster DN3 2JX. Tel:01302 887143

Mr Foster holds over 40,000 records of insects in these groups.

Insect Section Menu

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.


Recording sawflies in Yorkshire


The beetle sub-section of the YNU.

Main Contacts

Chairman and Secretary of the Entomological Section