County Recorders

    VC55 Leicestershire and Rutland County Recorders

    Watsonian Vice-county 55 (VC55) is the name of the accepted area for recording wildlife in Leicestershire and Rutland. It roughly follows the current political boundaries of the two counties but isn't exactly the same as over the years these have been modified. Having a standard area where the boundaries never change allows current wildlife records to be compared with those from many years ago.

    The coordination and overseeing of the records for each wildlife group is the responsibility of a County Recorder or County Co-ordinator. These are volunteers with expert knowledge of that group. All NatureSpot records are shared with the County Recorders/Coordinators and they check the accuracy of the data before adding it to database of all records. Most are happy to help with ID queries.

    Information supplied by Leicestershire & Rutland Environmental Records Centre (LRERC)

    Taxon Group Name Status Email
    Algae Geoffrey Hall Co-ordinator
    Amphibians Ben Devine Recorder
    Badgers Pam Mynott Recorder
    Bats Nathalie Cossa Recorder
    Birds Carl Baggott Recorder
    Bugs - Hemiptera Dave Budworth Recorder
    Centipedes Helen Ikin Co-ordinator
    Coleoptera Graham Finch Co-ordinator
    Crayfish Jools Partridge Recorder
    Diptera: Craneflies and allies John Kramer Recorder
    Diptera: Hoverflies, Soldierflies, Dolichopodidae
    (Long-legged flies), Conopidae
    Ray Morris Recorder
    Diptera: Stilt and Stalk flies Darwyn Sumner Recorder
    Dragonflies & Damselflies - Odonata Ian Merrill Recorder
    Fishes Andrew Heaton Recorder
    Flowering plants and ferns Geoffrey Hall/Russell Parry/Steve Woodward Joint Recorders / /
    Fungi Tom Hering Recorder
    Galls Maggie Frankum Co-ordinator
    Grasshoppers & Crickets - Orthoptera Helen Ikin (Leics) and Phil Rudkin (Rutland) Joint Recorders /
    Harvestmen Ray Morris Co-ordinator
    Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, Ants
    (excl Parasitica - Ichneumon, etc)
    Helen Ikin Co-ordinator
    Hymenoptera: Sawflies David Nicholls Co-ordinator
    Isopoda Helen Ikin Co-ordinator
    Lepidoptera: Butterflies Richard Jeffery Recorder
    Lepidoptera: Moths Adrian Russell + team Recorder
    Lichens Anthony Fletcher Recorder
    Mammals (excl. bats and badgers) Helen O'Brien Recorder
    Mayflies - Ephemeroptera Steve Woodward Co-ordinator
    Mecoptera (Scorpionflies) Steve Woodward Co-ordinator
    Megaloptera (Alderflies) Steve Woodward Co-ordinator
    Millipedes Helen Ikin Co-ordinator
    Mites and ticks Ivan Pedley Co-ordinator
    Mollusca David Nicholls Co-ordinator
    Mosses and Liverworts - Bryophytes Uta Hamzaoui Recorder
    Neuroptera (Lacewings) Steve Woodward Co-ordinator
    Pseudoscorpions Ed Darby Co-ordinator
    Psocoptera (Barklice and Booklice) Helen Ikin Co-ordinator
    Raphidoptera (Snakeflies) Steve Woodward Co-ordinator
    Reptiles Ben Devine Recorder
    Spiders Paul Palmer Co-ordinator
    Springtails - Collembola Alan Cann Co-ordinator
    Stoneflies - Plecoptera Steve Woodward Co-ordinator
    Thrips - Thysanoptera Ivan Pedley Co-ordinator
    Trichoptera (Caddisflies) Ray Morris Co-ordinator