TWELVE giant British bugs crawled, flew and buzzed into intu Uxbridge shopping centre last week and have now set up camp at the mall.

The big bug tour is visiting intu centres and will be at Uxbridge until Thursday, September 27. 

The bugs, which include an azure damselfly, a black ant, honeybee, hornet, ladybird, stag beetle and water boatman, are part of a campaign, backed by naturalist Chris Packham, to reconnect people with nature.

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Shoppers can pick up a quiz from the customer information desk, which they can complete on the way round while looking for the bugs.

Plus, each bug has a mobile number which shoppers can text to start a conversation and learn what the bug eats, its purpose and where it lives.