Bickerton Hill, NT 26th July 2019

Thank you to the 19 recorders who met at Bickerton Hill in Cheshire for this joint recording day with RECORD.

Bickerton Hill is owned by the National Trust and is one of the few remaining areas of lowland heath in Cheshire.  It lies on the Sandstone Trail and is designated a SSSI [view citation]. You can read more about the site on the National Trust’s website HERE.  Thanks to Wendy form the National Trust who showed us some interesting historical aerials of the site taken during the sites use by the military in 1946.

Our visit took place the day after the hottest day in July, but thankfully the weather had cooled to a bearable 24 degrees.  There were some light showers in the first part of the morning, where the group recorded mostly in SJ5053.  In the afternoon the sun broke through, while recording took place in SJ4952 & SJ5052.

We’d like to thank The National Trust and Natural England for permission to survey the site and the Local Environmental Records Centre RECORD for the species records prior to our visit.

Recorders:  Chloe Aldridge, Dave Bentley, Philip Brighton, Sue Budd, Rich Burkmar, James Cresswell, Leanna Dixon, Elina-Marielle Doss, Eric Fletcher, Bryan Formstone, Keith Fowler, Richard Gallon, Matthew Holroyd, Belinda Nixie, Glenn Rostron, Steve Ryder, Julia Simons, Clive Washington, Rob Zloch.

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 Bickerton Hill species list [Excel spreadsheet] last updated 02/08/2019

OrderFamilyTaxonVernacular nameNotes
AraneaeAgelenidaeTegenaria silvestris
AraneaeAraneidaeAraneus diadematusGarden Orb-Web Spider
AraneaeAraneidaeAraneus quadratus
AraneaeAraneidaeZygiella atrica
AraneaeClubionidaeCheiracanthium virescens
AraneaeDictynidaeLathys humilis4th Cheshire location
AraneaeHahniidaeHahnia montana
AraneaeLinyphiidaeAgyneta subtilis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeCeratinella brevis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeCnephalocotes obscurus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeDicymbium tibiale
AraneaeLinyphiidaeDiplocephalus picinus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeEntelecara acuminata
AraneaeLinyphiidaeErigone atra
AraneaeLinyphiidaeErigone dentipalpis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeEvansia merens3rd Cheshire record
AraneaeLinyphiidaeFloronia bucculenta
AraneaeLinyphiidaeGonatium rubens
AraneaeLinyphiidaeGongylidiellum vivum
AraneaeLinyphiidaeLepthyphantes minutus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeLinyphia triangularis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMaso sundevalli
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMeioneta saxatilis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMicrargus herbigradus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeNeriene clathrata
AraneaeLinyphiidaeOedothorax retusus
AraneaeLinyphiidaePalliduphantes ericaeus
AraneaeLinyphiidaePeponocranium ludicrum
AraneaeLinyphiidaePocadicnemis pumila
AraneaeLinyphiidaeStemonyphantes lineatus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes flavipes
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes mengei
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes tenuis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes zimmermanni
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTiso vagans
AraneaeLinyphiidaeWalckenaeria acuminata
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa nigriceps
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa palustris
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa pullata
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa saltans
AraneaePhilodromidaePhilodromus aureolus
AraneaePisauridaePisaura mirabilis
AraneaeSalticidaeEuophrys frontalis
AraneaeSalticidaeEvarcha falcata
AraneaeSalticidaeNeon reticulatus
AraneaeTetragnathidaeMetellina merianae
AraneaeTetragnathidaeMetellina segmentata sens. str.
AraneaeTetragnathidaePachygnatha degeeri
AraneaeTheridiidaeCrustulina guttata
AraneaeTheridiidaeEnoplognatha ovata
AraneaeTheridiidaeNeottiura bimaculata
AraneaeTheridiidaePhylloneta impressa
AraneaeTheridiidaePhylloneta sisyphia
AraneaeTheridiidaePlatnickina tincta
AraneaeTheridiidaeRobertus lividus
AraneaeZoridaeZora spinimana
ColeopteraApionidaeApion rubiginosumRed list Pre 94
ColeopteraApionidaeBetulapion simile
ColeopteraApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
ColeopteraApionidaePerapion marchicum
ColeopteraCantharidaeRhagonycha fulvaCommon Red Soldier Beetle
ColeopteraCarabidaeBradycellus verbasci
ColeopteraCarabidaeHarpalus rufipes
ColeopteraCarabidaeLeistus ferrugineus
ColeopteraCarabidaeNotiophilus biguttatus
ColeopteraCarabidaeNotiophilus germinyi
ColeopteraCarabidaeOcys harpaloides
ColeopteraCarabidaeOxypselaphus obscurus
ColeopteraCerambycidaeLeptura quadrifasciata
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeAltica oleracea
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeAphthona nonstriata
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeChaetocnema hortensis
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeCrepidodera fulvicornis
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeCryptocephalus pusillus
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeNeocrepidodera ferruginea
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeNeocrepidodera transversa
ColeopteraCiidaeCis boleti
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeChilocorus bipustulatusHeather ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCoccinella septempunctata7-spot ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeExochomus quadripustulatusPine ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeHarmonia axyridisHarlequin ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaePropylea quattuordecimpunctata14-spot ladybird
ColeopteraCurculionidaeArcharius pyrrhoceras
ColeopteraCurculionidaeArcharius salicivorus
ColeopteraCurculionidaeNedyus quadrimaculatus
ColeopteraCurculionidaePhyllobius pyri
ColeopteraCurculionidaeTrichosirocalus troglodytes
ColeopteraElateridaeAgriotes pallidulus
ColeopteraElateridaeDalopius marginatus
ColeopteraGeotrupidaeGeotrupes spiniger
ColeopteraHisteridaeMargarinotus carbonarius
ColeopteraHisteridaeOnthophilus striatus
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeCercyon haemorrhoidalis
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeCercyon melanocephalus
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeCercyon pygmaeus
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeCryptopleurum minutum
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeMegasternum concinnum
ColeopteraLatridiidaeCartodere bifasciata
ColeopteraLatridiidaeEnicmus transversus
ColeopteraLeiodidaeNargus wilkinii
ColeopteraMelandryidaeOrchesia undulata
ColeopteraNitidulidaeMeligethes aeneus
ColeopteraRhynchitidaeInvolvulus cupreusNotable B
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius ater
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius depressus
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius fimetarius
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius foetens
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius haemorrhoidalis
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius rufipes
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius rufus
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius zenkeriNotable B
ColeopteraSphindidaeSphindus dubiusNotable B
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAleochara bipustulata
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAleochara lanuginosa
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAnotylus rugosus
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAnotylus tetracarinatus
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAtheta (Chaetida) longicornis
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAtheta crassicornis
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeDimetrota atramentaria
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeGabrius splendidulus
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeGeostiba circellaris
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeGyrohypnus fracticornis
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOthius subuliformis
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOxytelus laqueatus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePhilonthus carbonarius
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePhilonthus cruentatus
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePhilonthus sanguinolentus
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePhilonthus varians
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePlatystethus arenarius
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachinus rufipes
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTinotus morion
ColeopteraTenebrionidaeLagria hirta
CollembolaEntomobryidaeOrchesella cincta
DermapteraForficulidaeForficula auriculariaCommon earwig
DipteraSyrphidaeEpisyrphus balteatusMarmalade Hoverfly
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis pertenax
DipteraSyrphidaeHelophilus pendulus
DipteraSyrphidaeScaeva pyrastri
DipteraSyrphidaeVolucella pellucens
DipteraTachinidaeTachina fera
DipteraTipulidaeNephrotoma appendiculata
HemipteraAnthocoridaeAnthocoris confusus
HemipteraAnthocoridaeAnthocoris nemorumCommon flower bug
HemipteraAphrophoridaeAphrophora alni
HemipteraAphrophoridaeNeophilaenus lineatus
HemipteraAphrophoridaePhilaenus spumarius
HemipteraCicadellidaeAnoscopus albifrons
HemipteraCicadellidaeAphrodes makarovi
HemipteraCicadellidaeCicadella viridis
HemipteraCicadellidaeDikraneura variata
HemipteraCicadellidaeIassus lanio
HemipteraDelphacidaeConomelus anceps
HemipteraLygaeidaeCymus claviculus
HemipteraLygaeidaeDrymus brunneus
HemipteraLygaeidaeGastrodes grossipes
HemipteraLygaeidaeKleidocerys resedae
HemipteraLygaeidaeMacrodema micropterum
HemipteraLygaeidaeScolopostethus decoratus
HemipteraLygaeidaeStygnocoris fuligineus
HemipteraLygaeidaeStygnocoris sabulosus
HemipteraLygaeidaeTrapezonotus desertus
HemipteraMiridaeApolygus spinolae
HemipteraMiridaeBlepharidopterus angulatusBlack-Kneed Apple Capsid
HemipteraMiridaeClosterotomus norwegicusPotato capsid
HemipteraMiridaeCompsidolon salicellum
HemipteraMiridaeDeraeocoris (Deraeocoris) flavilinea
HemipteraMiridaeHeterotoma planicornis
HemipteraMiridaeLeptopterna dolabrataMeadow Plant Bug
HemipteraMiridaeLiocoris tripustulatus
HemipteraMiridaeLygocoris pabulinusCommon green capsid
HemipteraMiridaeMegacoelum infusum
HemipteraMiridaeNeolygus contaminatus
HemipteraMiridaeNeolygus viridis
HemipteraMiridaePhytocoris ulmi
HemipteraMiridaePlagiognathus arbustorum
HemipteraMiridaeStenotus binotatusTimothy Grassbug
HemipteraNabidaeNabis ericetorum
HemipteraPentatomidaePalomena prasinaGreen Shieldbug
HemipteraPentatomidaePentatoma rufipesForest Bug
HemipteraPentatomidaePicromerus bidensSpiked Shieldbug
HemipteraTingidaeAcalypta parvula
HemipteraTingidaeDictyonota strichnocera
HemipteraUlopidaeUlopa reticulata
HeteropteraNabidaeNabis limbatus
HymenopteraCynipidaeAndricus foecundatrix
HymenopteraFormicidaeFormica lemani
LepidopteraArctiidaeTyria jacobaeaeCinnabar
LepidopteraErebidaeEilema lurideolaCommon Footman
LepidopteraLycaenidaeCelastrina argiolusHolly blue
LepidopteraLycaenidaeLycaena phlaeasSmall copper
LepidopteraLycaenidaePolyommatus icarus Common Blue
LepidopteraNoctuidaeCosmia trapezinaDun-bar
LepidopteraNymphalidaeAphantopus hyperantusRinglet
LepidopteraNymphalidaeCoenonympha pamphilusSmall heath
LepidopteraNymphalidaeInachis ioPeacock butterfly
LepidopteraNymphalidaeManiola jurtinaMeadow brown
LepidopteraNymphalidaePyronia tithonusGatekeeper
LepidopteraNymphalidaeVanessa atalantaRed admiral
LepidopteraPieridaePieris brassicaeLarge white
LepidopteraPieridaePieris rapaeSmall white
OdonataAeshnidaeAeshna grandisBrown Hawker
OdonataCalopterygidaeCalopteryx splendensBanded Damesoille
OpilionesLeiobunidaeLeiobunum rotundum
OpilionesNemastomatidaeNemastoma bimaculatum
OpilionesPhalangiidaeDicranopalpus ramosus
OpilionesPhalangiidaeLeiobunum rotundum
OpilionesPhalangiidaeMitopus morio
OpilionesPhalangiidaeOligolophus hanseni
OpilionesPhalangiidaeParoligolophus agrestis
OpilionesPhalangiidaePhalangium opilio
OpilionesPhalangiidaePlatybunus triangularis
OrthopteraAcrididaeMyrmeleotettix maculatus Mottled Grasshopper
OrthopteraMeconematidaeMeconema thalassinumOak Bush-cricket
PseudoscorpionesNeobisidaeNeobisium carcinoides
PsocopteraCaeciliusidaeValenzuela flavidus
PsocopteraEctopsocidaeEctopsocus briggsi
PsocopteraStenopsocidaeGraphopsocus cruciatus