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 geoffrey.hall@ntlworld.com
Amphibians Ben Devine Recorder ben.devine@hotmail.co.uk
Badgers Pam Mynott Recorder pamela.mynott@btinternet.com
Bats Nathalie Cossa Recorder batrecords@outlook.com
Birds Carl Baggott Recorder cdbaggott@gmail.com
Bugs - Hemiptera Dave Budworth Recorder dbud01@aol.com
Centipedes Helen Ikin Co-ordinator helen.canids@btinternet.com
Coleoptera Graham Finch Co-ordinator finchgraham1@gmail.com
Crayfish Jools Partridge Recorder jools.partridge@leics.gov.uk
Diptera: Craneflies and allies John Kramer Recorder john.kramer@btinternet.com
Diptera: Hoverflies, Soldierflies, Dolichopodidae
(Long-legged flies), Conopidae
Ray Morris Recorder ray@cactusbob.net
Diptera: Stilt and Stalk flies Darwyn Sumner Recorder darwyn.sumner@ntlworld.com
Dragonflies & Damselflies - Odonata Ian Merrill Recorder i.merrill@btopenworld.com
Fishes Andrew Heaton Recorder aheaton@ntlworld.com
Flowering plants and ferns Geoffrey Hall/Russell Parry/Steve Woodward Joint Recorders geoffrey.hall@ntlworld.com / russell.parry@gmail.com / grobysteve@talktalk.net
Fungi Tom Hering Recorder tfhering@btinternet.com
Galls Maggie Frankum Co-ordinator maggiefrankum@uwclub.net
Grasshoppers & Crickets - Orthoptera Helen Ikin (Leics) and Phil Rudkin (Rutland) Joint Recorders helen.canids@btinternet.com / phil.rudkin@talktalk.net
Harvestmen Ray Morris Co-ordinator ray@cactusbob.net
Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, Ants
(excl Parasitica - Ichneumon, etc)
Helen Ikin Co-ordinator helen.canids@btinternet.com
Hymenoptera: Sawflies David Nicholls Co-ordinator dnicholls@naturespot.org.uk
Isopoda Helen Ikin Co-ordinator helen.canids@btinternet.com
Lepidoptera: Butterflies Richard Jeffery Recorder winrich168@btinternet.com
Lepidoptera: Moths Adrian Russell + team Recorder vc55cmr@gmail.com
Lichens Anthony Fletcher Recorder a.fletcherfletcher@btinternet.com
Mammals (excl. bats and badgers) Helen O'Brien Recorder helen.Obrien@leicester.gov.uk
Mayflies - Ephemeroptera Steve Woodward Co-ordinator grobysteve@talktalk.net
Mecoptera (Scorpionflies) Steve Woodward Co-ordinator grobysteve@talktalk.net
Megaloptera (Alderflies) Steve Woodward Co-ordinator grobysteve@talktalk.net
Millipedes Helen Ikin Co-ordinator helen.canids@btinternet.com
Mites and ticks Ivan Pedley Co-ordinator ivan.pedley@gmail.com
Mollusca David Nicholls Co-ordinator dnicholls@naturespot.org.uk
Mosses and Liverworts - Bryophytes Uta Hamzaoui Recorder uta.hamzaoui@yahoo.de
Neuroptera (Lacewings) Steve Woodward Co-ordinator grobysteve@talktalk.net
Pseudoscorpions Ed Darby Co-ordinator lboro.ecols@ntlworld.com
Psocoptera (Barklice and Booklice) Helen Ikin Co-ordinator helen.canids@btinternet.com
Raphidoptera (Snakeflies) Steve Woodward Co-ordinator grobysteve@talktalk.net
Reptiles Ben Devine Recorder ben.devine@hotmail.co.uk
Spiders Paul Palmer Co-ordinator palmerpjp@gmail.com
Springtails - Collembola Alan Cann Co-ordinator alan.cann@gmail.com
Stoneflies - Plecoptera Steve Woodward Co-ordinator grobysteve@talktalk.net
Thrips - Thysanoptera Ivan Pedley Co-ordinator ivan.pedley@gmail.com
Trichoptera (Caddisflies) Ray Morris Co-ordinator ray@cactusbob.net