A long overdue list update

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Saturday, 27 April 2013 17:26

I can't believe it's been nearly a year since I did this last. A recent resurgence in activity has spurred me on to pull this all together, as have a few comments from friends that I'm no longer listing. How wrong they are. So between 1st June 2012 and the 27th April 2013 I have added 223 species putting me on 4222 species. It would seem I have been ousted out of the top ten into 11th place. Anyway, lots going with surveys at Filsham and Old Lodge this year. Highlights this week were an Oodes helopioides I sieved out of reed litter in the fen at Filsham, a Dromius angustus that Chris Bentley found at Old Lodge and this huge female Amaurobius ferox which I found at the end of my street in Brighton. April has been a good month with three new vertebrates and dozens of invertebrates, I wonder what species 4223 will be?...

Vascular plants 1186 (+30)
Moths 873 (+15)
Beetles 544 (+61)
Birds 347 (+2)
Fungi 209 (+3)
Mosses 171 (+34)
Arachnids 160 (+21)
True bugs 108 (+17)
True flies 106 (+8)
Molluscs 79 (+4)
Aculeates 70 (+3)
Butterflies 53
Mammals 45 (+4)
Liverworts 43 (+7)
Fish 40 (+1)
Crustaceans 32 (+2)
Dragonflies 32
Lichens 31 (+1)
Crickets & grasshoppers 19
Seaweeds & algae 7
Reptiles 7
Amphibians 6
Anemones & jellyfish 6
Mites 6 (+1)
Lacewings & allies 6 (+2)
Caddisflies 6 (+3)
Leeches                         5 (+2)
Millipedes 5
Cockroaches 3
Slime Mould 3
Springtails 2
Parasitica 2
Centipedes 2
Mayfly 2
Lice                                1
Silverfish 1
Earwigs 1
Aphid 1
Flatworm 1
Sponge 1

3 Response to "A long overdue list update"

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy Says:

You are unbelievably industrious and incredibly committed.

Graeme Lyons Says:

Why thank you very much!

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