Bedford Moss & Windy Bank, Warrington 6th September

Thank you to the recorders who joined us for the final recording day of the season at Bedford Moss & Windy Bank for this recording day.  The privately owned Bedford Moss was the first location for the day.  This site is part of the wider Astley & Bedford Mosses SSSI, the condition of which is Unfavourable but recovering. The SSSI Citation can be viewed here.

The weather was raining on our arrival, but after a 30 minute walk across to the entrance of Bedford Moss SSSI it began to clear.

After lunch at Bedford Moss, we visited the woodlands, grasslands & ponds of Windy Bank owned by the Forestry Commission, to whom we thank for their kind permission for access.

Recorders: Dave Bentley, Philip Brighton, Keith Fowler, Belinda Nixie, Gary Hedges, Glen Rostron, Julia Simons

A developing species list is given below, with more to be added in the coming weeks and months as recorders identify their specimens. As well as providing us with a list, recorders are asked to formally submit their recorders via their usual channels (iRecord is recommended).

Download Bedford Moss Provisional Species List [Excel spreadsheet] last updated 29/9/2019

Download Windy Bank Provisional Species List [Excel spreadsheet] last updated 29/9/2019

Bedford Moss Records

OrderFamilyTaxonCommon NameNotes
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeNephus redtenbacheri
DipteraAnisopodidaeSylvicola cinctus
DipteraAnthomyiidaeDelia florilega
DipteraAnthomyiidaeDelia platura
DipteraAnthomyiidaePegomya geniculata
DipteraAnthomyiidaePegoplata infirma
DipteraCalliphoridaeLucilia caesarCommon Greenbottle
DipteraCalliphoridaePollenia labialisDark-based Clusterfly
DipteraCalliphoridaePollenia pediculataTufted Clusterfly
DipteraCulicidaeAedes cantans
DipteraCulicidaeCulex pipiens
DipteraCulicidaeCuliseta annulata
DipteraDolichopodidaeChrysotus gramineus
DipteraFanniidaeFannia pallitibia
DipteraFanniidaeFannia polychaeta
DipteraHeleomyzidaeSuillia laevifrons
DipteraHeleomyzidaeSuillia notata
DipteraHybotidaeBicellaria vana
DipteraLauxaniidaeTricholauxania praeusta
DipteraLimoniidaeLimonia macrostigma
DipteraLonchopteridaeLonchoptera lutea
DipteraMuscidaeHebecnema vespertina
DipteraMuscidaeHelina impuncta
DipteraMuscidaeMorellia aenescens
DipteraMuscidaeMusca autumnalisFace Fly
DipteraMuscidaeMydaea orthonevra
DipteraMuscidaeMyospila meditabunda
DipteraMuscidaePhaonia tuguriorum
DipteraOpomyzidaeOpomyza florum
DipteraScathophagidaeScathophaga furcata
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis arbustorum
DipteraSyrphidaeHelophilus pendulus
DipteraSyrphidaeMelanostoma mellinum
DipteraSyrphidaeMelanostoma scalare
DipteraSyrphidaePlatycheirus albimanus
DipteraTachinidaeCinochira atra
DipteraTachinidaePhasia barbifrons
DipteraTachinidaeSiphona geniculata
DipteraTephritidaeTephritis cometa
DipteraTipulidaePrionocera turcica
HemipteraAcanthosomatidaeElasmostethus interstinctusBirch shieldbug
HemipteraAnthocoridaeAnthocoris nemorumCommon flower bug
HemipteraAphrophoridaeAphrophora alniAlder spittlebug
HemipteraAphrophoridaePhilaenus spumariusCommon froghopper
HemipteraCicadellidaeEupteryx aurata
HemipteraCicadellidaeEupteryx urticae
HemipteraCicadellidaeEvacanthus interruptus
HemipteraCicadellidaeGraphocephala fennahi
HemipteraDelphacidaeDitropis pteridis
HemipteraLygaeidaeKleidocerys resedaeBirch catkin bug
HemipteraMiridaeBlepharidopterus angulatusBlack-kneed capsid
HemipteraMiridaeLygocoris pabulinus
HemipteraMiridaeOrthops (Orthops) campestris
HemipteraMiridaeStenodema calcarata
HemipteraNabidaeNabis ericetorumHeath damsel bug
HemipteraNabidaeNabis limbatusMarsh damsel bug
HemipteraPentatomidaeDolycoris baccarumHairy Shieldbug
HemipteraPentatomidaePalomena prasinaGreen shieldbug
HemipteraTriozidaeTrioza urticae
PsocopteraCaeciliusidaeValenzuela flavidus
PsocopteraEctopsocidaeEctopsocus petersi

Windy Bank Records

OrderFamilyTaxonCommon NameNotes
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCalvia quatuordecimguttataCream-spot ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCoccinella septempunctata7-spot ladybird
DipteraAnisopodidaeSylvicola cinctus
DipteraAnthomyiidaeAnthomyia liturata
DipteraAnthomyiidaeBotanophila fugax
DipteraAnthomyiidaeDelia radicum
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemyza partita
DipteraAnthomyiidaePegoplata infirma
DipteraCalliphoridaeCalliphora vomitoriaOrange-bearded Bluebottle
DipteraCalliphoridaePollenia labialisDark-based Clusterfly
DipteraCulicidaeAedes punctor
DipteraCulicidaeCulex pipiens
DipteraCulicidaeCuliseta annulata
DipteraHybotidaeBicellaria vana
DipteraLauxaniidaeMeiosimyza rorida
DipteraLimoniidaeLimonia macrostigma
DipteraLimoniidaeMetalimnobia quadrinotata
DipteraLimoniidaePhylidorea ferruginea
DipteraLonchopteridaeLonchoptera lutea
DipteraMuscidaeAzelia cilipes
DipteraMuscidaeCoenosia tigrina
DipteraMuscidaeGraphomya maculata
DipteraMuscidaeHaematobosca stimulans
DipteraMuscidaeHebecnema vespertina
DipteraMuscidaeHelina impuncta
DipteraMuscidaeMorellia aenescens
DipteraMuscidaePhaonia angelicae
DipteraOpomyzidaeOpomyza florum
DipteraOpomyzidaeOpomyza germinationis
DipteraOpomyzidaeOpomyza petrei
DipteraPsilidaeLoxocera albiseta
DipteraPtychopteridaePtychoptera albimana
DipteraPtychopteridaePtychoptera minuta
DipteraScathophagidaeScathophaga stercoraria
DipteraSciomyzidaePherbellia schoenherri
DipteraSciomyzidaeSepedon sphegea
DipteraSciomyzidaeTetanocera robusta
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis fulgens
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis punctum
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis arbustorum
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis nemorum
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis pertinax
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis tenax
DipteraSyrphidaeHelophilus pendulus
DipteraSyrphidaeMelanostoma mellinum
DipteraSyrphidaePlatycheirus clypeatus
DipteraSyrphidaeSyrphus ribesii
DipteraSyrphidaeVolucella pellucens
DipteraTachinidaeCinochira atra
DipteraTachinidaePhasia barbifrons
DipteraTachinidaeTachina fera
DipteraTachinidaeVoria ruralis
DipteraTipulidaeTipula lateralis
DipteraTipulidaeTipula paludosa
HemipteraAcanthosomatidaeElasmostethus interstinctusBirch Shieldbug
HemipteraAnthocoridaeAnthocoris nemorumCommon Flower Bug
HemipteraAphrophoridaeAphrophora alniAlder spittlebug
HemipteraAphrophoridaeNeophilaenus lineatus
HemipteraAphrophoridaePhilaenus spumariusCommon froghopper
HemipteraBerytidaeBerytinus (Berytinus) crassipes
HemipteraCicadellidaeCicadella viridia
HemipteraCicadellidaeEmpoasca vitis
HemipteraCicadellidaeErrastunus ocellaris
HemipteraCicadellidaeEupteryx aurata
HemipteraCicadellidaeEupteryx filicum
HemipteraCicadellidaeEupteryx urticae
HemipteraCicadellidaeEupteryx vittata
HemipteraCicadellidaeEuscelis incisus
HemipteraCicadellidaeMacrosteles sexnotatus
HemipteraDelphacidaeConomelus anceps
HemipteraDelphacidaeStenocranus major
HemipteraLygaeidaeKleidocerys resedaeBirch catkin bug
HemipteraMiridaeBlepharidopterus angulatusBlack-kneed capsid
HemipteraMiridaeBryocoris pteridis
HemipteraMiridaeLiocoris tripustulatus
HemipteraMiridaeLygus rugulipennis
HemipteraMiridaeNotostira elongata
HemipteraMiridaeOncotylus (Oncotylus) viridiflavus
HemipteraMiridaeStenodema (Brachystira) calcarata
HemipteraMiridaeStenodema (Stenodema) laevigata
HemipteraNabidaeHimacerus (Himacerus) apterusTree Damsel Bug
HemipteraNabidaeNabis limbatusMarsh damsel bug
HemipteraPentatomidaeDolycoris baccarumSloe bug
HemipteraPentatomidaePalomena prasina
HemipteraTingidaeTingis ampliata
HymenopteraApidaeBombus pascuorumCommon carder bee
PsocopteraCaeciliusidaeValenzuela flavidus
PsocopteraEctopsocidaeEctopsocus briggsi
PsocopteraStenopsocidaeStenopsocus stigmaticus