Nuts in May

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Monday, 4 June 2012 13:30

May was an excellent month for me for natural history, despite the weather. I saw 124 new species, the highlight of which was Pellenes tripunctatus. I ended May on 3999 species and all the additions are shown below. Spiders have overtaken mosses to become my sixth most speciose group. I have really enjoyed getting more into spiders, they are a lot easier than I thought they would be. I hope that June will be as exciting...

Vascular plants 1156 (+1)
Moths 858 (+14)
Beetles 483 (+38)
Birds 343 (+1)
Fungi 206 (+1)
Arachnids 139 (+31)
Mosses 137
True flies 98 (+10)
True bugs 91 (+5)
Molluscs 75 (+5)
Aculeates 67 (+9)
Butterflies 53
Mammals 41
Fish 39 (+2)
Liverworts 36
Dragonflies 32
Lichens 30 (+1)
Crustaceans 30 (+3)
Crickets & grasshoppers 19
Seaweeds & algae 7
Reptiles 7
Amphibians 6
Anemones & jellyfish 6 (+1)
Mites 5
Millipedes 5
Lacewings & allies 4
Cockroaches 3
Leeches                         3
Caddisflies 3 (+1)
Slime Mould 3 (+1)
Springtails 2 (+2)
Parasitica 2
Centipedes 2
Mayfly 2 (+1)
Lice                                1
Silverfish 1
Earwigs 1
Aphid 1
Flatworm 1
Sponge 1 (+1)

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