Roesel's bush cricket

    In recent years we have become familiar with Roesel's bush-cricket, Metrioptera roeselii. Here's why...

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    Total species seen in this parish: 387

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    Parish Update

    The parish is blessed with several wildlife-rich sites, including the Altar Stones nature reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust and Hill Hole Quarry.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    WallLasiommata megera23/05/2019Eliot Taylor
    Brown Silver-linePetrophora chlorosata13/05/2019sue
    Large Birch PurpleEriocrania sangii13/05/2019sue
    Common Oak PurpleDyseriocrania subpurpurella13/05/2019sue
    Meadow Long-hornCauchas rufimitrella13/05/2019sue
    Gorse WeevilExapion ulicis13/05/2019sue
    Nomada lathburiana13/05/2019sue
    Slender GroundhopperTetrix subulata13/05/2019sue
    Gorse ShieldbugPiezodorus lituratus13/05/2019sue
    White-speckled SmokeNarycia duplicella26/02/2019Mark Skevington
    Rhizocarpon geographicum26/02/2019Mark Skevington
    Banded CentipedeLithobius variegatus26/02/2019Mark Skevington
    RabbitOryctolagus cuniculus21/01/2019Orientalis
    Grey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis19/09/2018Orientalis
    Red FoxVulpes vulpes19/09/2018Orientalis

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusNostoc commune31/12/2015
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusTrentepohlia sp.14/02/2017
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo21/05/2012
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria16/03/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAmblyteles armatorius17/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari14/02/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsField Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus campestris27/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum02/06/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius21/07/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHill Cuckoo BeeBombus rupestris18/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsFour Coloured Cuckoo BeeBombus sylvestris07/09/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae27/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNegro AntFormica fusca11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsFormica lemani08/07/1993
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon confusor28/01/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger02/06/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsLindenius albilabris23/07/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGooden's Nomad BeeNomada goodeniana11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNomada lathburiana13/05/2019
    BeetlesApion rubens27/05/2016
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis02/06/2011
    BeetlesRaspberry BeetleByturus tomentosus02/06/2011
    BeetlesCream Spot LadybirdCalvia quattuordecimguttata02/06/2011
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans11/06/2015
    BeetlesCantharis rustica02/06/2011
    BeetlesThistle Tortoise BeetleCassida rubiginosa27/05/2016

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers2488
    Mosses & Liverworts1932
    Bees, Wasps, Ants1925
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1420
    Flies, Gnats and Midges89
    Slugs & Snails711
    Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites59
    Grasshoppers & Crickets46
    Ferns & Horsetails49
    Springtails & Bristletails33
    Algae, Bacteria, Virus23
    Centipedes & Millipedes11
    Spiders, Harvestmen, Mites & Ticks11
    Dragonflies and Damselflies12
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies11