1st April pan-species list update

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Friday, 1 April 2011 15:14

The little moths from Mill Hill have been confirmed by Tony Davis as the rare Pancalia schwarzella, the first records in Sussex since 1931, a great find. Seriously, there is no April fooling here. Although I did nearly scupper myself when I thought someone else was fooling me back in 2005. I was living in Stafford and I got a text saying there was a Belted Kingfisher within four miles of my house at Milford near Stafford. I was moving house so I couldn't check on the Internet. I waited four hours before I finally got on line and on the off chance that he wasn't joking, I checked BirdGuides. It was of course, true and fortunatly I did manage to see the bird. It was nearly the biggest dip of all time. 

Anyway, here is the break down of my pan-species list. It currently stands at 3190, up 118 from 3072 at the end of January, edging ever closer to 3200. I have not updated like this for two months so some lists have gone up quite a bit in that time (I have added 50 beetles!). 

Vascular plants 1064 (+17)
Moths 778 (+6)
Birds 332
Beetles 252 (+50)
Fungi 148 (+1)
Mosses 107 (+8)
Molluscs 57 (+2)
True flies 56 (+5)
Butterflies 50
Arachnids 47 (+6)
True bugs 40 (+5)
Mammals 38
Fish 37
Aculeates 30 (+12)
Dragonflies 29
Lichens 26 (+5)
Liveworts 23 (+5)
Crustaceans 23 (+1)
Crickets & grasshoppers 18
Amphibians 6
Reptiles 6
Seaweeds & algae 5
Anemones & jellyfish 5 (+1)
Cockroaches 3
Caddiesflies 2
Centipedes 2
Earwigs 1
Ant-lion 1
Lacewings 1
Leeches                         1
Lice                                1
Millipede 1  

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