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 species list [Excel spreadsheet] last updated 10/09/2019

OrderFamilyTaxonCommon nameStatusNotes
AraneaeAgelenidaeTegenaria silvestris
AraneaeAraneidaeAraneus diadematusGarden Orb-Web Spider
AraneaeAraneidaeAraneus quadratusFour-spotted Orbweb spider
AraneaeAraneidaeZygiella atrica
AraneaeClubionidaeCheiracanthium virescens
AraneaeDictynidaeLathys humilis4th Cheshire location
AraneaeHahniidaeHahnia montana
AraneaeLinyphiidaeAgyneta subtilisA money spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaeCeratinella brevisA money spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaeCnephalocotes obscurus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeDicymbium tibiale
AraneaeLinyphiidaeDiplocephalus picinus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeEntelecara acuminata
AraneaeLinyphiidaeErigone atra
AraneaeLinyphiidaeErigone dentipalpis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeEvansia merens3rd Cheshire record
AraneaeLinyphiidaeFloronia bucculenta
AraneaeLinyphiidaeGonatium rubens
AraneaeLinyphiidaeGongylidiellum vivum
AraneaeLinyphiidaeLepthyphantes minutusA money spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaeLinyphia triangularisCommon Sheetweb spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMaso sundevalli
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMeioneta saxatilis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMicrargus herbigradus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeNeriene clathrataA money spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaeOedothorax retususA money spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaePalliduphantes ericaeusA money spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaePeponocranium ludicrum
AraneaeLinyphiidaePocadicnemis pumila
AraneaeLinyphiidaeStemonyphantes lineatusA money spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes flavipes
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes mengei
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes tenuis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes zimmermanni
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTiso vagansA money spider
AraneaeLinyphiidaeWalckenaeria acuminata
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa nigriceps
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa palustris
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa pullata
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa saltansA wolf spider
AraneaeMiturgidaeCheiracanthium virescensA silk cell spider
AraneaePhilodromidaePhilodromus aureolus
AraneaePisauridaePisaura mirabilisNursery web spider
AraneaeSalticidaeEuophrys frontalis
AraneaeSalticidaeEvarcha falcata
AraneaeSalticidaeNeon reticulatus
AraneaeTetragnathidaeMetellina merianae
AraneaeTetragnathidaeMetellina segmentata sens. str.A long-jawed Orbweb spider
AraneaeTetragnathidaePachygnatha degeeri
AraneaeTheridiidaeCrustulina guttata
AraneaeTheridiidaeEnoplognatha ovata
AraneaeTheridiidaeEnoplognatha ovata sens. str.Common Candy-striped spider
AraneaeTheridiidaeNeottiura bimaculata
AraneaeTheridiidaePhylloneta impressa
AraneaeTheridiidaePhylloneta sisyphia
AraneaeTheridiidaePlatnickina tincta
AraneaeTheridiidaeRobertus lividus
AraneaeZoridaeZora spinimana
ColeopteraApionidaeApion rubiginosumRed list Pre 94
ColeopteraApionidaeBetulapion simile
ColeopteraApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
ColeopteraApionidaePerapion marchicum
ColeopteraApionidaeTrichapion simile
ColeopteraCantharidaeRhagonycha fulvaCommon Red Soldier Beetle
ColeopteraCarabidaeBradycellus verbasci
ColeopteraCarabidaeCalathus melanocephalus
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
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeAnatis ocellataEyed Ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeChilocorus bipustulatusHeather ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCoccinella septempunctata7-spot ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeExochomus quadripustulatusPine ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeHarmonia axyridisHarlequin ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaePropylea 14punctata14-spot 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
DipteraAnisopodidaeSylvicola cinctus
DipteraAnisopodidaeSylvicola punctatus
DipteraAnthomyiidaeAnthomyia liturata
DipteraAnthomyiidaeBotanophila fugax
DipteraAnthomyiidaeChirosia albitarsis
DipteraAnthomyiidaeChirosia histricina
DipteraAnthomyiidaeDelia florilega
DipteraAnthomyiidaeDelia platura
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemya nigrimana
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemya urbica
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemya vagans
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemya variata
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemyia nigrimana
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemyza partita
DipteraAnthomyiidaeParadelia intersecta
DipteraAnthomyiidaePegomya bicolor
DipteraAnthomyiidaePegoplata infirma
DipteraAnthomyiidaeSubhylemyia longula
DipteraAsilidaeNeoitamus cyanurus
DipteraCalliphoridaeCalliphora vicina
DipteraChloropidaeMeromyza femorata
DipteraConopidaeConops quadrifasciatus
DipteraCulicidaeCuliseta annulata
DipteraDolichopodidaeChrysotus gramineus
DipteraDolichopodidaeChrysotus neglectus
DipteraDolichopodidaeDolichopus vitripennis
DipteraDolichopodidaeHercostomus aerosus
DipteraDrosophilidaeHirtodrosophila cameraria
DipteraDrosophilidaeScaptomyza flava
DipteraDrosophilidaeScaptomyza graminum
DipteraDrosophilidaeScaptomyza pallida
DipteraDryomyzidaeNeuroctena anilis
DipteraEmpididaeHilara flavipes
DipteraFanniidaeFannia armata
DipteraFanniidaeFannia polychaeta
DipteraFanniidaeFannia serena
DipteraHeleomyzidaeSuillia variegata
DipteraHybotidaeHybos culiciformis
DipteraHybotidaeHybos femoratus
DipteraHybotidaePlatypalpus annulata
DipteraHybotidaePlatypalpus interstinctus
DipteraHybotidaePlatypalpus longiseta
DipteraHybotidaePlatypalpus nigritarsis
DipteraHybotidaePlatypalpus notatus
DipteraHybotidaePlatypalpus pallidiventris
DipteraHybotidaePlatypalpus pseudofulvipes
DipteraLauxaniidaeCalliopum simillimum
DipteraLauxaniidaeMeiosimyza rorida
DipteraLauxaniidaeMeiosimyza subfasciata
DipteraLauxaniidaeMinettia lupulina
DipteraLauxaniidaePoecilolycia pallidiventris
DipteraLauxaniidaeTricholauxania praeusta
DipteraLimoniidaeCheilotrichia cinerascens
DipteraLimoniidaeErioconopa trivialis
DipteraLimoniidaeErioptera lutea
DipteraLimoniidaeEuphylidorea meigenii
DipteraLimoniidaeNeolimonia dumetorum
DipteraLonchopteridaeLonchoptera bifurcata
DipteraMuscidaeAzelia cilipes
DipteraMuscidaeAzelia nebulosa
DipteraMuscidaeAzelia zetterstedtii
DipteraMuscidaeCoenosia testacea
DipteraMuscidaeCoenosia tigrina
DipteraMuscidaeHebecnema nigricolor
DipteraMuscidaeHebecnema umbratica
DipteraMuscidaeHebecnema vespertina
DipteraMuscidaeHelina quadrum
DipteraMuscidaeHelina reversio
DipteraMuscidaeHelina setiventris
DipteraMuscidaeHydrotaea cyrtoneurina
DipteraMuscidaeHydrotaea irritans
DipteraMuscidaeMusca autumnalis
DipteraMuscidaeNeomyia cornicina
DipteraMuscidaePhaonia erronea
DipteraMuscidaePhaonia subventa
DipteraMuscidaeSpilogona pacifica
DipteraOpomyzidaeOpomyza florum
DipteraOpomyzidaeOpomyza germinationis
DipteraRhagionidaeRhagio lineola
DipteraSarcophagidaeMetopia argyrocephala
DipteraSarcophagidaeSarcophaga variegata
DipteraSarcophagidaeSarcophaga varigata
DipteraScathophagidaeScathophaga inquinata
DipteraScathophagidaeScathophaga stercoraria
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis cynipsea
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis fulgens
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis orthocnemis
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis punctum
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis violacea
DipteraSphaeroceridaeCopromyza equina
DipteraSphaeroceridaeCopromyza nigrina
DipteraSphaeroceridaeLeptocera fontinalis
DipteraSphaeroceridaeLimosina silvatica
DipteraSphaeroceridaeOpacifrons coxata
DipteraSphaeroceridaeOpacifrons humida
DipteraStratiomyidaeChorisops tibialisDull Four-spined Legionnaire
DipteraSyrphidaeEpisyrphus balteatusMarmalade Hoverfly
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis arbustorum
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis pertenax
DipteraSyrphidaeHelophilus pendulus
DipteraSyrphidaeMelanostoma mellinum
DipteraSyrphidaeMelanostoma scalare
DipteraSyrphidaePipiza noctiluca
DipteraSyrphidaePlatycheirus albimanus
DipteraSyrphidaeScaeva pyrastri
DipteraSyrphidaeSyrphus ribesii
DipteraSyrphidaeSyrphus ribisii
DipteraSyrphidaeVolucella pellucens
DipteraTabanidaeHaematopota pluvialis
DipteraTachinidaeDexiosoma caninum
DipteraTachinidaeTachina fera
DipteraTephritidaeTephritis formosa
DipteraTephritidaeTephritis neesii
DipteraTephritidaeTephritis vespertina
DipteraTherevidaeThreva nobilitataCommon Stiletto
DipteraTipulidaeLunatipula cava
DipteraTipulidaeNephrotoma appendiculata
DipteraTipulidaeNephrotoma flavipalpis
DipteraTipulidaeNephrotoma scurra
DipteraTipulidaeTipula cava
HemipteraAnthocoridaeAnthocoris confusus
HemipteraAnthocoridaeAnthocoris nemorumCommon flower bug
HemipteraAphrophoridaeAphrophora alni
HemipteraAphrophoridaeNeophilaenus lineatus
HemipteraAphrophoridaePhilaenus spumarius
HemipteraCicadellidaeAlebra albostriella
HemipteraCicadellidaeAnoscopus albifrons
HemipteraCicadellidaeAphrodes makarovi
HemipteraCicadellidaeCicadella viridis
HemipteraCicadellidaeDikraneura variata
HemipteraCicadellidaeIassus lanio
HemipteraCicadellidaeIdiocerus decimusquartus
HemipteraCicadellidaeLindbergina aurovittata
HemipteraCicadellidaeOncopsis flavicollis
HemipteraCixiidaeCixius nervosus
HemipteraDelphacidaeConomelus anceps
HemipteraLygaeidaeCymus claviculus
HemipteraLygaeidaeDrymus brunneus
HemipteraLygaeidaeGastrodes grossipes
HemipteraLygaeidaeKleiderosteris resedaBirch Catkin Bug
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
HemipteraMiridaeDeraeocoris flavilinea
HemipteraMiridaeHeterotoma merioptera
HemipteraMiridaeHeterotoma planicornis
HemipteraMiridaeLeptopterna dolabrataMeadow Plant Bug
HemipteraMiridaeLiocoris tripustulatus
HemipteraMiridaeLygocoris pabulinusCommon green capsid
HemipteraMiridaeMacrolophus rubi
HemipteraMiridaeMegacoelum infusum
HemipteraMiridaeNeolygus contaminatus
HemipteraMiridaeNeolygus viridis
HemipteraMiridaePhytocoris ulmi
HemipteraMiridaePithaenus markelii
HemipteraMiridaePlagiognathus arbustorum
HemipteraMiridaeStenotus binotatusTimothy Grassbug
HemipteraNabidaeNabis ericetorum
HemipteraPentatomidaePalomena prasinaGreen Shieldbug
HemipteraPentatomidaePentatoma rufipesForest Bug
HemipteraPentatomidaePicromerus bidensSpiked Shieldbug
HemipteraTingidaeAcalypta parvula
HemipteraTingidaeDictyonota strichnocera
HemipteraUlopidaeUlopa reticulata
HeteropteraNabidaeNabis limbatus
HymenopteraApidaeApis melliferaHoney Bee
HymenopteraApidaeBombus hortorumSmall Garden Bumblebee
HymenopteraApidaeBombus lucorumWhite-tailed Bumblebee
HymenopteraColletidaeHylaeus communisCommon Yellow Face Bee; Common Yellow-face Bee
HymenopteraCrabronidaeEctemnius continuus
HymenopteraCynipidaeAndricus foecundatrix
HymenopteraCynipidaeCallirhytis erythrocephala
HymenopteraFormicidaeFormica lemani
HymenopteraFormicidaeLepterthorax acervorumSlender Ant
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeTrychosis tristator
HymenopteraVespidaeDolichovespula norwegicaNorwegian Wasp
HymenopteraVespidaeVespula vulgarisCommon Wasp
LepidopteraArctiidaetyria jacobaeaeCinnabar
LepidopteraArgyresthiidaeArgyresthia goedartellaGolden Argent
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
NeuropteraHemerobiidaeHemerobius pini
OdonataAeshnidaeAeshna grandisBrown Hawker
OdonataCalopterygidaeCalopteryx splendensBanded Damesoille
OpilionesLeiobunidaeLeiobunum rotundum
OpilionesNemastomatidaeNemastoma bimaculatum
OpilionesPhalangidaeLeiobunum rotundumA harvestman
OpilionesPhalangidaeOligolophus hanseniA harvestman
OpilionesPhalangidaeParoligolophus agrestisA harvestman
OpilionesPhalangidaePhalangium opilioA harvestman
OpilionesPhalangidaePlatybunus triangularis
OpilionesPhalangiidaeDicranopalpus ramosus
OpilionesPhalangiidaeLeiobunum rotundum
OpilionesPhalangiidaeMitopus morio
OpilionesPhalangiidaeParoligolophus agrestis
OpilionesPhalangiidaePhalangium opilio
OrthopteraMeconematidaeMeconema thalassinumOak Bush-cricket
PseudoscorpionesNeobisidaeNeobisium carcinoides
PsocopteraCaeciliusidaeValenzuela flavidus
PsocopteraEctopsocidaeEctopsocus briggsi
PsocopteraStenopsocidaeGraphopsocus cruciatus