Weevil genius

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Friday, 9 August 2019 18:30

Last Saturday I completed visit 5 of 6 of the invertebrate survey of East Head and it was a great day, I had to reschedule at short notice due to poor weather and was expecting to be doing the survey alone but I was wrong. Mark Gurney, Lee Walther and his family were all able to join in at short notice

Working in conservation, I have been lucky enough to work with so many of the great naturalists of our time and Mark Gurney has got to be up there. The last time we spent the day entomologising was about 2012, you can read about it here. Here is Mark with his legendary weevil fork.

Seven years later and Mark has levelled up becoming a national specialist on weevils. His weevil guides are making this unnecessarily difficult group much more accessible, even the apionids. In the field, Mark now uses multiple forks and has a new outfit. Seriously though it's great to still be working together all these years later after our RSPB days, even though we are both in different roles now.

The highlight for me was the weevil Protapion dissimile. I mentioned there was a big patch of Hare's-tail Clover over there. We got to it, turned the suction sampler on for 30 seconds and there was a male, complete with funny tarsi and swollen first antennal segments. It's great when it all fits together like that. This was a new beetle for me and only the 7th Sussex record. 

We found some living specimens of Dicranocephalus agilis. This is the only known site for this bug in Sussex. So far I have only found a dead adult, so it was good to find these nymphs on the fixed dunes where more dead litter builds up beneath the plants.

The proportion of species with conservation status has dropped slightly but is still incredibly high at 16.2%. Here is one of Mark's photos, the Nb Anerastia lotella. A mainly coastal pyralid that feeds on grasses. I also found a dead Shore Wainscot which was cathartic as I thought I had the larva earlier in the year but couldn't confirm it. I also found another Hypocaccus dimidiatus in the mobile dunes.

And another one of Mark's, a plant tick for me. Lax-flowered Sea-lavender.

Who needs a moth trap when you have a pair of eyes?

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Thursday, 1 August 2019 13:18

Or as I initially called this blog post: Passive sampling vs. active sampling.

I am a big fan of moth-trapping, don't get me wrong. It's a great way of racking up vast numbers of records for a site in a short space of time without leaving the comfort of your home but just how valuable are these records? The moth trap we run at Southerham picks up lots of moths off the chalk but it also gets lots of moths from the nearby Lewes Brooks wetland that are definitely not breeding on site. There was even a Pine Hawk-moth recently and there is very little pine nearby.

When I am doing surveys of invertebrates, I treat moths like any other taxa. You never catch a 100 species in a day, no way near that, but the moths that you get are almost always species that are breeding on a site. In the last month Glenn and I have been carrying out a vegetation survey of Malling Down and I have been constantly distracted by moths during these surveys. Although this site is extremely well recorded, we have added quite a few rare and scarce species.

First is Mecyna flavalis. This pRDB3 species is known really only from Deep Dean in Sussex, I went there with Michael Blencowe to look for it eight years ago and have not seen it since. It occasionally turns up in moth traps but this is the first record in the field of a specimen away from Deep Dean. Frustratingly I did only see one, which is a lot less significant than two, but the habitat was exactly the same. Extremely tightly grazed south facing chalk-grassland. This moth was not here by mistake and I would expect we will see this moth here again soon.

Yesterday we found the smart looking Moitrelia obductella (pRDB3). It would seem that this is the first record in Sussex that wasn't in a moth trap and it was also new to Malling Down.

Also yesterday were two Chalk Carpets (known from the site but I always get an eight-figure grid ref for these as they are on the real S41 list).

And the nationally scarce b Dingy White Plume which is common enough on the Downs where there is Marjoram, also new to the site.

Yet finding larvae in the field is even better. You're guaranteed it's breeding on site if you find larvae. Not rare but Glenn spotted this Small Elephant Hawk-moth in a plot last week, the first I have seen of this species. It really does look a bit like a Grass Snake! It lacks the spine at the back of Elephant Hawk-moth but also the eye spots are more detailed and a bit more like Peacock butterflies eye spots.

I would love to see more people finding larvae and adults in the field. And just so you know you don't need a trap to find rarities, here is a quick reminder of the Purple Marbled I found at Seaford Head a few weeks ago when I didn't even have my net to hand, just a tiny glass tube.

And out of county but last week I found a Vestal in a bog in the middle of nowhere.

And if you target a specific food plant for inverts that only eat that plant then you often turn up the goods. I beat a Crab Apple at asite in Surrey recently and this Argyresthia ivella came off it, the only time I have ever seen this Nb species. What was perhaps more unusual was the bare-footed man who appeared out of nowhere playing the theme tune to Lawrence of Arabia on a flute. I would like you to appear doing this whenever I get a lifer from now on please. It was magical.

And I got a lifer in my own house yesterday morning whilst brushing my teeth. I looked up next to my dried Hops to see a little pyralid I didn't recognise. I had the back door open the night before so it must have come in that way. Or so I thought. On closer inspection it was an Indian Meal Moth Plodia interpunctella (it was neither spicy or filling I should add. Om nom nom). An adventive species, I think I found it right next to its food plant. They must be eating my dried Hops! It's quite a smart little beast though.

So you don't need a moth trap to find rare and unusual moths, but they will probably be mainly micros!

Moffs of the Britain Islands - No. 2

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:33

The Butt-tip (Phalera nicotina), or Greater Snout as it is colloquially known, is a common urban moth. It has evolved to hide in plain sight among discarded cigarette butts. It can therefore be found in pub gardens, high-streets and (in abundance) in lay-bys. Attracted to lighters. Occasionally they will drink from water-filled ash trays. Anyone expecting to get one last drag from this 'cigarette' will get a nasty surprise though as the moth will emit a hot, foul liquid from its back end. The adults find their only food-plant, broom, when they are swept up after last orders.

Moffs of the Britain Islands - No. 1

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:21

The Atomic Kitten (Furcula katonaii) is a recently described species new to science in the family Notodontinae. The larvae are reported to feed only on enriched uranium and the adult is readily attracted to limelight. If threatened, the moth can emit an ear-shattering screech on three frequencies simultaneously. It was particularly abundant in the late nineties/early naughties but is now much scarcer, probably extinct. 

Holme again Holme again jiggity jig

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Saturday, 27 July 2019 10:45

Last week when I was up at Ken Hill I went and met fellow top-ten pan-lister Steve Lane at Holme Dunes with the warden Gary Hibberd. Steve has rocketed up to 7th place in recent years and I have not met him before this point. Three years ago there was a PSL event at Holme that at the last minute I was not able to attend due to freelance commitments down here in Sussex. So when everyone up there was ticking Natterjack Toads and Clanoptilius barnevillei beetles, I was stuck in Sussex slumming it with the first Calosoma sycophanta in Britain in over 25 years. Gutting. So there is some catharsis for me here. And I wonder who gets the post title reference?

Anyway. I think this might be my first time at Holme since I was a kid. So, I raided my childhood notes and bring you a blast from the past in the from Little Graeme's notebook entry from 22nd October 1990 when I was 12!!! This is taken directly from my notes, anything in square brackets are my comments now. It's here in its raw form, spelling mistake and grammatical errors left in for your  pleasure.


"We pulled along the drive all hoping to see the juvenile Pied Wheatear, but as we paid the man he said 'the Pied Wheater whent overnight, but the Great-grey Shrike, Jack snipe and the Parrot Crossbill are still here'. he also said 'The shrikes still here showing well and there are four crossbills (3m's and 1f) and, luckily there not with other crossbill's of different species

[I wonder, was 'the man' Gary Hibberd?! Gary were you there then? That would be bonkers if it was you!]

We drove along the drive hoping we would catch a glimpse of the shrike, but only Mr Berry and .Mr. Gardner saw it from the care (because it flew behind a sand bank), quickly we pulled into the car park and I ran out and asked a man and woman where it had gone [nice work Little Graeme, I can imagine the panic in my voice]. They said 'It flew from that bush, to that bush to that bush but now its gone down that bank".  Me, Mr Gardner and Paul climbed the bank and looked around the bushes and saw a glimpse of white, there it was showing well, extremely conspicuous because of the white underparts showing up on the dark vegetation. it had a slightly buffy breast, less black than I expected and smaller as well (I was expecting it about Magpie size. Overall a very unelusive bird with prominent wing markings. [I was often very keen to start brackets as a child but then would forget to close them afterwards! Fortunately I grew out of that habit.

We went past a bush on the way back  and saw a mass of Goldcrests in it. I walked close to them until I was about three foot from them, I could see see white wing markings and black around the gold crest. Very tame.

Then we went into the hides and in the first one two Jack Snipes and four Snipes, they were very well camouflaged against the reeds and I noticed some important differences between the two snipes which I'd never seen before [no surprise there Little Graeme as you had never seen Jack Snipe before this day!!!]. I've listed them below:-

1) Overall smaller body, much more stocky
2) Shorter bill
3) Bobs up and down (hole body not tail, like sandpiper)
4) Has central black crown stripe and black eyebrow.
5) It has four gold stripes down back (golder than Snipes)  and two glossy green Stripes down neck.

Then as we walked down the track we noticed a bird with it's head ripped of probably done by a Sparrow Hawk then we saw some large Horse Mushrooms. Then I got a head ache. We went looking  for Parrot Crossbill's, my head ache build up and I felt sick we did not see the crossbills [I remember that head ache. Nothing could stop me bird watching but this was the time in my life when I was suffering from severe migraines that would totally knock me sideways, they stopped when I was 17]. Then I threw up and couldn't stop, I had to stay in the car when they went round Titchwell.

We also saw a Robin's Pin-cushion (a kind of oak gall [almost spot on Little G but I'll give you that]).

Fast forward 29 years an I am back at Holme. Steve Lane is an absolute legend in the field. I got 10 beetle ticks in an incredibly short time. The highlight for me was however catching up with Natterjack Toad, a bogey of mine for many years. We only saw toadlets but I was very happy with this!

We saw some good spiders in the dunes but no year ticks for my spider list. Possible Clubionia frisia were all immature. Here is a lovely Marpissa nivoyi, the biggest I have seen.

Steve showed me these striking Chrysopa dorsalis by beating the pines.

Gary showed me this gall caused by the mite Aceria hippophaenus on Sea Buckthorn, another lifer!

Nice to see some Marsh Helleborines too.

And Coranus woodroffei too!

It was great to meet Steve and Gary and I do hope to do some more natural history up there on my next visit, a massive thank you to both of you for you time. I dare say Steve will be overtaking me in the next few years with the rate he is shooting up the rankings and rightly so, he's a brilliant entomologist!

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Wednesday, 24 July 2019 22:37

I was just looking for a blog title when I saw that the actor who played my favourite character in my favourite film has just passed away. So the title is a quote that many of you will get but still kinda works for this post. I think some Vangelis is needed at this point and it has to be this one from the soundtrack.  

I just got back from Ken Hill again and it was another amazing week. I'll start with the vegetation structure and composition plots. The good news is I only have 28 left to complete. The woods are much harder going than the arable and grassland plots but have some interesting surprises. The biggest tree I have found so far is the Horse Chestnut shown above with a Girth at Breast Height (GBH) of 4.37 metres! Them conkers are bonkers! It was however the arable plants that were the most interesting again. Here is a quick recap on last month, we got to an index of 79 (which is already of international significance according to Plantlife's index). Here is a quick recap on the species recorded so far. Those in bold have conservation status.

Corn Marigold - 7
Stinking Chamomile - 7
Night-flowering Catchfly - 7
Field Woundwort - 6
Dwarf Spurge - 6
Sharp-leaved Fluellen - 2
Prickly Poppy - 6
Venus's Looking-glass - 3
Bur Chervil - 3
Henbit Dead-nettle - 1
Black-grass - 2
Black Mustard - 2
Bugloss - 1
Common Stork's-bill - 1
Common Cudweed - 6
Small-flowered Crane's-bill - 2
Dwarf Mallow - 2
Smooth Tare - 2
Wild Radish - 1
Field Madder - 1
Flixweed - 3

This time, I found a few more goodies. First up only a single plant of Gold-of-pleasure, a plant I had never actually heard of before. Thanks to Richard Carter (vice county recorder) for his help with the identification of this one. I only found one plant of this. This is listed as nationally scarce and scores 5. That's 84.

The big surprise though was finding a lens of sand in a field I thought was dominated by Yorkshire-fog. It was dominated by Smooth Cat's-ear! I have only ever seen it as small plants before, never dominated the sward. This is listed as Vulnerable and scores 7, that's 91.

But in among this mass of pappus, there were scattered plants of Annual Knawel. Listed as Endangered (the highest scoring so far), this scores 8 bring the site up to 99. It's not much to look at.

Green Field Speedwell - scores 1, that's 100.
Grey Field Speedwell - scores 2, 102.
Common Broomrape - scores 2, 104.

Slender Parsley-piert - scores 1, so that's an incredible 105. I did have a look for Red-tipped Cudweed but didn't find it on site. I may have found it nearby though but the jury's still out on this one.

And with it, some Small-flowered Catchfly! My first on the mainland. Anyway back on to the Estate. A large patch of Harbells were present on the Plain.

And this veteran Holly, with a GBH of 2.37 m! It's definitely the biggest I have ever seen.

Birds were pretty quiet but the highlight was an Osprey flying overhead out to sea! If you've had enough of Vangelis, have a listen to this Woodlark (and Yellowhammer) singing at the south of the site.

Now for the invertebrates. After four visits I am up to 583 species and this is really just field dets, exciting species and the spiders, there are lots of specimens yet to identify over the winter and two more field sessions to add to this. On the last morning I spotted this female Pantaloon Bee Dasypoda hirtipes. Couldn't get a good shot though so the second one is a stock photo.

Lots of males about too.

As I watched this female fly into her burrow, immediately two of these flies appeared and jostled for position. As far as I can tell they are Miltogramma germeri (rare). Thanks to Stephen Plummer for his help with these.

This Megalonotus antennatus was a new one for me and also means I have now seen the whole genus. I swept this from St John's-wort.

I swept this Chamomile Shark from some mayweed. 

But the other larva I swept in the same net stumped me. A quick post on the UK caterpillars page and some suggested Heliothis. Which realistically for Norfolk means it could be Marbled Clover! I would be interested to see if this can be verified. Alas Tony Davis has just suggested it could also be Scarce Bordered Straw so it looks like I am stuck with Heliothis sp.. I have only ever seen Marbled Clover once when Mark Telfer showed me an amazing triangle of arable plants in the Brecks some 15 years ago. Whilst looking at Sand Catchfly, an adult came in to feed! Never seen one since.

Next month I will try again for Red-tipped Cudweed! I bet there are more arable plants yet to be discovered out there.

"All these moments will be lost in time like tears in rain."

Technically they'll live on in my notebooks, reference collection, blog and in the relevant records centres but it was the line in Bladerunner that got me hooked as a nihilistic teenager. It's still my favourite movie after all these years but here's a sobering thought. Bladerunner was released exactly halfway between now and the end of the 2nd World War.

RIP Rutger.

Seaford Head bioblitz

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:27

OK so I am trying not to work at weekends anymore but if I don't get this done now it will drift. I spent a good few hours processing the specimens from the bioblitz yesterday so can now publish the full list that I produced yesterday. I recorded solidly for six hours from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and was helped in the afternoon session by Sam and Glenn. In all we recorded 362 species and 37 of these were new to the site. One of these was new to the reserve network. The proportion of invertebrates with conservation status rose slightly from 12.3 to 12.4%, firmly cemented the site as a great site for invertebrates. Now, I'm going to start with the highlight and then go through the list. 

With about an hour left, Glenn and I were in Hope Gap. I was poking around near the cliff edge (keeping a safe distance I would add) looking for Henbane. Glenn was sweeping Viper's Bugloss on the other side of the valley looking for a scarce weevil - with my net. So when I spotted what had to be a species of Marbled I was feeling a little lost without it. Fortunately it only flew about 30 cm after each bungled attempt to get it in a pot. This did at least mean I had a good chance to get a photo. I finally got it in custody where I initially identified it as Small Marbled until I got home. I think it's too big for this with a wing length of over 9 mm, I am now convinced this is Purple Marbled f. catharmi. In this form the purple colour is replaced by an almost entirely white moth. It was hanging around a big patch of thistles, which also adds up. Colin Pratt just confirmed this ID. My purple patch  continues! Kind of. 

Colin Pratt just told me that less than a dozen have ever been recorded in Sussex and I think it could well be the first one that has ever been caught in Sussex that wasn't in a moth trap or at sugar. So significantly scarcer than the Small Marbled. Awesome!!!

I might as well do the moths while I am here. We recorded 20 species and three were new to the reserve. Crescent Plume was also recorded by suction sampling a single patch of Rest-harrow which produced a mass of Rest-harrow feeding specialists. See the bug section. We also recorded two of the S41 Forester moths. Pleased with the shots of this male, you can see the antennae detail that splits it from Cistus Forester here. That and there is no Common Rock-rose on this area (Forester feeds on Common Sorrel).

Now for the remaining orders in no particular order. Two ants, nothing new there. Only six bees on this very well recorded bee site. Amazingly I did manage a new species in the form of a Wool Carder Bee in Hope Gap!

As for the beetles, 38 species in all with five new species. Podagrica fuscicornis and Orthochaetes setiger were new site records. well Glenn did get a couple of the impressive weevil Mogulones geographicus off the Viper's Bugloss but it took some work!

I picked up Cassida nobilis (known from the site) using the suction sampler on the tiny saltmarsh,

Birds. A mere 20 species. Highlights were a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Reed Warbler in sub-song in Hope Bottom!

Bugs. The most species-rich invert taxa this time with 44 species, a whopping nine of these were new to the site and one of these was new to the reserve network, that is never before seen on an Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve. This is the Nb Drymus latus. Suction-sampling that big patch of Restharrow that I found Berytinus clavipes on last year produced five species in the final five minutes that all feed on Restharrow that we hadn't seen all day.

Butterflies, 15 species. Three crustaceans, one earwig, one harvestman and one lacewing. Nothing exciting there.

Fifteen flies including the nationally scarce Machimus rusticus new to the site. I did find several of the massive Saltmarsh Horsefly Atylotus laistriatus on the saltmarsh again.

Mammals. Human, Rabbit and Fox. All recorded by their droppings. Oops, I meant just the latter two!

Mites. Three species in the genus Aceria. Aceria sanguisorba galling Salad Burnet was a new site record.

Six species of molluscs but nothing new. Two springtails with one new (bt very common) species.

Orthoptera were well represented with seven of the nine species ever recorded on the sote being recorded yesterday. Including this huge Great Green Bush-cricket that Glenn found.

And the plants. A total of 151 species were recorded and amazingly I picked up quite a few species new to the site. Highlights were Lesser Centaury.

But the huge patch of Hard-grass that has appeared on the saltmarsh was a real surprise. I can't believe that this has been overlooked. The whole of the saltmarsh looks completely different now but is looking good now that the EA are not dumping shingle on it anymore. It's recovering well with Yellow Horned-poppy and Sticky Groundsell (new to site) growing on the shingle. The saltmarsh itself has more Rock Sea-lavender than ever before (just sad that the amount of marsh is hugely reduced).

Last but not least the spiders. We recorded 25 species and eight of these were new to the site. The highlights was Sitticus inexpectus, a nationally scarce shingle specialist that is present on the eastern side of the river here but I have never managed to find on out bit of shingle before. It's also my 296th spider this year. Anyway, this is a great sign that this habitat is recovering after the abuse it suffered and is more evidence that absolutely no more shingle should ever be dumped here. This is an old photo from Rye Harbour by the way.

Another Diopena prona in the suction sampler made for a very happy Glenn. The third male I have recorded from this bank now.

And a nice male Xysticus erraticus new to the site.

So a really useful exercise. I do love a good bioblitz. Even on well recorded sites it typically produces about 10% of species new to the site. Yesterday we recorded 21% of everything that has ever been recorded at Seaford Head in a six hour period. Here is the full list with order in which it was seen and year of last record. Clearly grasses have been a bit under-recorded at the site. M=microscope ID, N=New to site and NN=new to network. I also recorded the time at each multiple of 50. Species with conservation in bold. Apologies for any typos, I did write this up very quickly last night. Enjoy!

Order Species No. Last
Ants Lasius alineus 296 2016
Ants Lasius niger 57 2016
Bees Andrena flavipes M 2016
Bees Anthophora bimaculata 68 2018
Bees Bombus lapidarius 4 2018
Bees Bombus pascuorum 304 2018
Bees Honey Bee 30 2016
Bees Wool Carder-bee 276 N
Beetles 11-spot Ladybird 63 2016
Beetles 14-spot Ladybird 62 2018
Beetles 16-spot Ladybird 58 2016
Beetles 22-spot Ladybird 188 2018
Beetles 24-spot Ladybird 48 2016
Beetles 7-spot Ladybird 107 2016
Beetles Altica oleracea 291 2016
Beetles Anthonomus rubi 191 2001
Beetles Cassida nobilis 219 2016
Beetles Cassida vibex 151 N
Beetles Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus 311 2001
Beetles Coccidula rufa 217 2019
Beetles Cordylepherus viridis 107 2018
Beetles Corticaria crenulata 2019 2019
Beetles Crypteocephalus fulvus 222 2018
Beetles Cryptocephalus bilineatus 114 2017
Beetles Cryptocephalus moraei 175 N
Beetles Epitrix atropae 265 2018
Beetles Exapion ulicis 249 2018
Beetles Gastrophysa polygoni 72 N
Beetles Hadroplontus litura 271 2016
Beetles Harlequin Ladybird 89 2018
Beetles Lagria hirta 56 2016
Beetles Mecinus pascuorum 244 2016
Beetles Mogulones asperifolarium 294 2001
Beetles Mogulones geographicus 311 2016
Beetles Nedyus quadrimaculatus 49 2018
Beetles Neocrepidodera ferruginea 71 2001
Beetles Oedemera nobilis 42 2018
Beetles Olibrus aeneus 204 2016
Beetles Orthochaetes setiger 186 N
Beetles Oxystoma pomonae 247 2001
Beetles Phaedon tumidulus 251 2018
Beetles Podagrica fuscicornis M N
Beetles Rhagonycha fulva 6 2016
Beetles Sibinia arenariae 216 2019
Beetles Silpha atrata 286 2018
Beetles Sitona lepidus 64 N
Bird Blackbird 234 2017
Bird Blue Tit 131 2017
Bird Carrion Crow 233 2017
Bird Dunnock 120 2017
Bird Goldfinch 38 2017
Bird Great Black-backed Gull 23 2017
Bird Great Spotted Woodpecker 262 2015
Bird Great Tit 324 2017
Bird Herring Gull 232 2017
Bird Linnet 3 2017
Bird Long-tailed Tit 180 2017
Bird Magpie 22 2017
Bird Meadow Pipit 105 2017
Bird Oystercatcher 211 2017
Bird Pied Wagtail 47 2017
Bird Reed Warbler 264 2018
Bird Skylark 94 2017
Bird Stonechat 314 2018
Bird Whitethroat 33 2018
Bird Woodpigeon 86 2016
Bug Acalypta parvula 298 2018
Bug Anthocoris nemoralis M 2016
Bug Anthocoris nemorum 83 2016
Bug Aphrophora alni 203 2018
Bug Berytinus clavipes M 2018
Bug Closterotomus norwegicus 46 2018
Bug Deraeocoris ruber 162 2017
Bug Deraocrois flavilinea 205 N
Bug Dicyphus annulatus 317 2018
Bug Dock Bug 177 2018
Bug Drymus latus M NN
Bug European Chinch Bug 67 N
Bug Evacnathus interruptus 272 2017
Bug Forest Bug 65 N
Bug Gampsocoris punctipes 318 2018
Bug Gorse Shieldbug 248 2018
Bug Green Shieldbug 278 2016
Bug Heterotoma planicornis 79 N
Bug Himacerus mirmicodes 187 2016
Bug Kalama tricornis 226 2016
Bug Leptopterna dolobrata 53 2018
Bug Leptopterna ferrugata 146 2018
Bug Liocoris tripustilatus 253 2018
Bug Lygus maritimus 207 2016
Bug Lygus pratensis 161 2016
Bug Macrotylus paykulli 128 N
Bug Megaloceroea rectinicornis 45 2016
Bug Myrmus miriformis 257 2016
Bug Nabis flavomarginatus 189 2018
Bug Neophilaenus lineatus 137 2018
Bug Notostira elongata 65 2016
Bug Onctotylus viridiflavus 157 2016
Bug Peritrechus geniculatus M N
Bug Peritrechus nubilus M N
Bug Philaenus spumarius 144 2018
Bug Phytocoris varipes 176 2016
Bug Pithanus maerkelii 176 2016
Bug Plagioganthus chtysanthemi 108 2016
Bug Plagiognathus arbustorum 78 2018
Bug Polymerus unifasciatus 315 2015
Bug Stenotus binotatus 52 2016
Bug Stygnocoris fuligineus M 2016
Bug Tingis cardui 310 N
Bug Turtle Bug 113 2018
Butterfly Brown Argus 277 2018
Butterfly Comma 254 2018
Butterfly Dark-green Fritillary 322 2018
Butterfly Gatekeeper 31 2018
Butterfly Large Skipper 140 2018
Butterfly Large White 18 2017
Butterfly Marbled White 132 2016
Butterfly Meadow Brown 19 2018
Butterfly Painted Lady 220 2018
Butterfly Peacock 119 2018
Butterfly Red Admiral 227 2018
Butterfly Small Copper 273 2018
Butterfly Small Heath 152 2018
Butterfly Small Skipper 275 2017
Butterfly Small White 154 2018
Crustacean Armadilidium vulgare 176 2018
Crustacean Orhcestia gammerellus 210 2016
Crustacean Porcellio scaber 211 2018
Earwig Common Earwig 43 2018
Flies Atylotus latistriatus 221 2016
Flies Chloromyia formosa 106 2018
Flies Episyrphus balteatus 206 2016
Flies Eriotrhix rufomaculata 94 2018
Flies Eristalinus aeneus 185 2018
Flies Jappiella veronicae 259 2016
Flies Leptogaster cylindrica 41 2016
Flies Machimus atricapillus M 2016
Flies Machimus rusticus M N
Flies Nemotelus notatus M 2016
Flies Pachygaster atra M 2017
Flies Scaeva pyrastri 243 2016
Flies Sicus ferrugineus 267 2018
Flies Sphaerophora scripta 252 2016
Harvestman Paroligophus agrestis 80 2016
Lacewing Chrysoperla carnea agg. 83 2016
Mammal Human 87 2019
Mammal Rabbit 101 2018
Mammal Red Fox 302 2000
Mites Aceria echii 294 2018
Mites Aceria sanguisorba 284 N
Mites Aceria thomasi (14:47) 300 2018
Molluscs Candidula intersecta 218 2018
Molluscs Cernuella virgata 223 2019
Molluscs Cochlicella acuta 198 2018
Molluscs Cornus aspersum 222 2018
Molluscs Helicella itala 281 2018
Molluscs Pupilla muscorum 292 2016
Moth Agapeta hamana 261 2015
Moth Agriphila straminella 174 2017
Moth Ancylis comptana 299 2018
Moth Blackneck 268 2016
Moth Blastobasis lacticolella 254 N
Moth Chrysoteuchia culmella 77 2018
Moth Cinnabar 130 2018
Moth Crambus perlella (10:14) 50 2016
Moth Crescent Plume 320 N
Moth Diamond Back-moth 282 2016
Moth Endothenia gentinaena 183 2018
Moth Forester 163 2018
Moth Purple Marbled 309 N
Moth Pyrausta despicata 113 2017
Moth Pyrausta nigrita 280 2016
Moth Shaded Broad-bar 242 1999
Moth Silver Y 312 2018
Moth Six-spot Burnet 141 2017
Moth Synaphe punctalis 118 2016
Moth Thistle Ermine 266 2017
Orthoptera Common Green Grasshopper 37 2018
Orthoptera Field Grasshopper 143 2018
Orthoptera Great Green Bush Cricket 261 2018
Orthoptera Lesser Marsh Grasshopper 208 2016
Orthoptera Long-winged Conehead 123 2016
Orthoptera Meadow Grasshopper 10 2016
Orthoptera Roesel's Bush-cricket 11 2018
Plants Agrimony 81 2017
Plants Annual Meadow-grass 20 2016
Plants Annual Sea-blite 201 1999
Plants Barren Brome 55 2005
Plants Betony 287 2005
Plants Bird's-foot Trefoil 95 2017
Plants Biting Stonecrop ??? 2017
Plants Bittersweet 167 2017
Plants Black Horehound ??? 2005
Plants Black Medick 236 2016
Plants Blackthorn 15 2017
Plants Bladder Campion 92 2006
Plants Bramble 28 2017
Plants Bristly Oxtongue 190 2005
Plants Broad-leaved Dock 35 2017
Plants Broad-leaved Willowherb ??? 2005
Plants Buck's-horn Plantain 230 2018
Plants Carline Thistle 225 2017
Plants Cleavers 60 2017
Plants Clustered Bellflower 289 2005
Plants Cock's-foot 75 2017
Plants Common Centaury 148 2017
Plants Common Couch ??? 2005
Plants Common Fleabane 181 2005
Plants Common Knapweed 96 2017
Plants Common Mallow 1 2017
Plants Common Mouse-ear 127 2005
Plants Common Nettle 12 2017
Plants Common Ragwort 133 2017
Plants Common Restharrow 125 2018
Plants Common Sorrel 102 2017
Plants Common Toadflax 166 2011
Plants Common Vetch 230 2016
Plants Common Whitebeam ??? 2017
Plants Cow Parsley 229 2017
Plants Creeping Bent 26 2005
Plants Creeping Cinquefoil 24 2017
Plants Creeping Thistle 51 2017
Plants Curled Dock 184 2017
Plants Cut-leaved Crane's-bill 23 2017
Plants Daisy 321 2017
Plants Deadly Nightshade 263 2017
Plants Dog Rose 115 2017
Plants Dove'sfoot Crane's-bill 228 20217
Plants Dropwort 288 2014
Plants Dwarf Thistle 112 2017
Plants Elder 14 2017
Plants Eyebright 121 2017
Plants Fairy Flax 126 2014
Plants False Oat-grass 13 2011
Plants False-brome 272 2017
Plants Field Bindweed 272 N
Plants Field Scabious 142 2005
Plants Germander Speedwell 245 2017
Plants Glaucous Sedge 170 2006
Plants Gorse 93 2017
Plants Greater Knapweed 136 2017
Plants Greater Plantain 27 2017
Plants Greater Sea-spurrey 192 2012
Plants Green Alkanet 228 2011
Plants Ground-ivy 160 2017
Plants Hairy Violet 159 2017
Plants Hard-grass 197 N
Plants Hawthorn 16 2017
Plants Heath Speedwell 271 2017
Plants Heath-grass 293 2017
Plants Hedge Bedstraw 153 2005
Plants Hedge Mustard 29 2005
Plants Henbane 308 2017
Plants Hoary Plantain 323 2005
Plants Hoary Ragwort 134 1999
Plants Hoary Willowherb 269 2017
Plants Hogweed 34 2017
Plants Honeysuckle 292 2017
Plants Hound's-tongue 164 2017
Plants Japanese Rose 224 2017
Plants Knotgrass agg. 8 2005
Plants Lady's Bedstraw 69 2016
Plants Lesser Centaury 178 N
Plants Lesser Hawkbit 117 2005
Plants Lesser Stitchwort 135 2005
Plants Lesser Swine-cress 21 2006
Plants Meadow Foxtail 34 1999
Plants Meadow Vetchling 138 1999
Plants Montbretia 229 N
Plants Moon Carrot 313 2018
Plants Mouse-ear Hawkweed 285 2017
Plants Mugwort 40 2006
Plants Musk Mallow 139 2005
Plants Perennial Rye-grass 7 2005
Plants Perennial Sow-thistle 61 2005
Plants Perforate St John's-wort 140 2017
Plants Prickly Sow-thistle 255 2016
Plants Red Bartsia 99 1999
Plants Red Clover 103 2005
Plants Red Fescue 241 2017
Plants Ribwort Plantain 84 2017
Plants Rock Sea-lavender 195 2015
Plants Rosebay Willowherb 258 2017
Plants Rough Hawkbit 283 2005
Plants Rough Meadow-grass 9 2006
Plants Salad Burnet 110 2017
Plants Saltmarsh Rush (11:56) 200 2018
Plants Scarlet Pimpernel 179 2005
Plants Scentless Mayweed 39 2005
Plants Sea Couch 193 2012
Plants Sea Mayweed 196 2017
Plants Sea-beet 194 2017
Plants Sea-kale 216 2017
Plants Selfheal 111 2005
Plants Sharp-leaved Fluellen 182 2016
Plants Sheep's Fescue (10:47) 100 1999
Plants Shepherd's Purse 5 2011
Plants Silverweed 173 2017
Plants Slender Thistle 70 2017
Plants Smaller Cat's-tail 85 2011
Plants Smith's Pepperwort 295 2011
Plants Smooth Hawk's-beard 147 2005
Plants Smooth Meadow-grass 144 N
Plants Smooth Sow-thistle 54 2006
Plants Soft-brome 237 2006
Plants Spear Thistle 97 2017
Plants Spear-leaved Orache 203 2005
Plants Squinancywort 169 2005
Plants Sticky Groundsell 212 N
Plants Stinking Iris 255 2017
Plants Thrift 315 2017
Plants Thyme-leaved Sandwort 305 N
Plants Tor-grass 98 2016
Plants Traveller's Joy 89 2017
Plants Tufted Vetch 122 1999
Plants Upright Brome 171 2014
Plants Upright Hedge-parsley 172 2005
Plants Viper's-bugloss 82 2017
Plants Wall Barley 2 2005
Plants Wall Cotoneaster 290 2017
Plants Weld 88 2017
Plants White Bryony 158 2017
Plants White Campion 274 2005
Plants White Clover 109 2017
Plants White Stonecrop 32 2005
Plants Wild Basil 106 1999
Plants Wild Carrot 235 2010
Plants Wild Parsnip (13:30) 250 2009
Plants Wild Teasel 168 2017
Plants Wild Thyme 116 2017
Plants Wood Sage 266 2017
Plants Yarrow 76 2017
Plants Yellow Horned-poppy 199 2017
Plants Yellow Oat-grass 104 1999
Plants Yorkshire-fog 59 2005
Spider Agalenatea redii 306 2016
Spider Araneus diademtaus 90 2016
Spider Araniella opistographa M 2016
Spider Arctosa leopardus 213 2016
Spider Dictyna latens 129 2016
Spider Dipoena prona 307 2018
Spider Enoplognatha latimana 279 2016
Spider Euophrys frontalis 165 2016
Spider Larinioides cornutus 66 2018
Spider Micraria pulicaria 214 N
Spider Neoscona adianta 145 2018
Spider Neottiura bimaculata 260 2016
Spider Oedothorax fuscus M N
Spider Oedothorax retusus M N
Spider Ozyptila simplex M 2016
Spider Pachygnatha degeeri 73 2016
Spider Pardosa monticola M N
Spider Pardosa pullata M 2018
Spider Pisaura mirabilis (11:14) 150 2017
Spider Selimus vittatus 262 2015
Spider Sitticus inexpectus 215 N
Spider Theridion tinctum M N
Spider Wasp Spider 256 2017
Spider Xysticus erraticus M N
Spider Zygiella atrica 301 N
Springtail Orchesella villosa 246 N
Springtail Tomocerus longicornis 319 2018

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