Brookhouse Moss & Oakhanger Moss 22nd May

Thank you to the 10 recorders who met at Brookhouse Moss SSSI in Cheshire for this Recording Day.  The weather was very kind to us, making for a good day of invertebrate recording. Brookhouse Moss is designated for its habitat and is deemed to be in favourable condition (Natural England, 2010).

After lunch the group moved on to Oakhanger Moss SSSI also designated for its habitat, however this site is deemed to be in unfavourable declining condition (Natural England, 2012).  The ground was noticeably drier at this site and the difference appears to be reflected in the differences in the species totals for the two sites.

Prior to the visits Brookhouse Moss & Oakhanger Moss had only 61 & 40 invertebrate records respectively.

We’d like to thank the landowners and Natural England for permission to survey the site and RECORD (the Local Environmental Records centre for Cheshire) for the species records prior to our visit.

Recorders: Chloe Aldridge (Brookhouse), Ralph Atherton, Dave Bentley, Philip Brighton, Richard Gallon, Gary Hedges, Steve Hind, Julia Simons, Jack Swan, Ian Wallace, Clive Washington (Brookhouse), Rob Zloch.

A developing species list is given below, with more to be added in the coming weeks and months as recorder 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 Brookhouse Moss species list [Excel spreadsheet] last updated 11/6/2019

Download Oakhanger Moss species list [Excel spreadsheet] last updated 11/6/2019

Brookhouse Moss Records

OrderFamilyTaxonVernacular nameNotes
AmphipodaCrangonyctidaeCrangonyx sp.
AraneaeAraneidaeAraniella cucurbitina
AraneaeClubionidaeClubiona diversa
AraneaeDictynidaeLathys humilis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeAgyneta subtilis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeAphileta misera
AraneaeLinyphiidaeCentromerus arcanus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeCeratinella brevis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMaso sundevalli
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMeioneta saxatilis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMicrolinyphia pusilla
AraneaeLinyphiidaeNeriene peltata
AraneaeLinyphiidaeNotioscopus sarcinatus
AraneaeLinyphiidaePocadicnemis pumila
AraneaeLinyphiidaePorrhomma pygmaeum
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes mengei
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes tenuis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeWalckenaeria cuspidata
AraneaeLinyphiidaeWalckenaeria nodosa
AraneaeLycosidaeAlopecosa pulverulenta
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa nigriceps
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa pullata
AraneaeLycosidaePirata hygrophilus
AraneaeLycosidaePirata latitans
AraneaePhilodromidaePhilodromus dispar
AraneaePisauridaePisaura mirabilisNursery-Web Spider
AraneaeSalticidaeEuophrys frontalis
AraneaeSalticidaeEvarcha falcata
AraneaeSalticidaeHeliophanus flavipes
AraneaeSalticidaeNeon reticulatus
AraneaeTetragnathidaeMetellina mengei
AraneaeTetragnathidaePachygnatha degeeri
AraneaeTheridiidaePhylloneta sisyphia
AraneaeTheridiidaeRobertus arundineti
AraneaeTheridiidaeTheonoe minutissimaRare dark brown form
AraneaeTheridiidaeTheridion mystaceum
AraneaeThomisidaeOzyptila trux
AraneaeThomisidaeXysticus cristatus
AraneaeThomisidaeXysticus ulmi
ChilopodaLithobiidaeLithobius forficatus
ChilopodaLithobiidaeLithobius microps
ColeopteraApionidaeBetulapion simile 
ColeopteraApionidaeProtapion fulvipes 
ColeopteraCantharidaeCantharis nigricans 
ColeopteraCantharidaeRhagonycha lignosa
ColeopteraCantharidaeRhagonycha testacea 
ColeopteraCarabidaeAcupalpus dubius 
ColeopteraCarabidaeAcupalpus exiguus
ColeopteraCarabidaeAgonum fuliginosum 
ColeopteraCarabidaeBadister bullatus 
ColeopteraCarabidaeBembidion doris 
ColeopteraCarabidaeLeistus fulvibarbis
ColeopteraCarabidaeLeistus terminatus 
ColeopteraCarabidaeLoricera pilicornis 
ColeopteraCarabidaeNebria brevicollis 
ColeopteraCarabidaeNotiophilus biguttatus 
ColeopteraCarabidaeOcys harpaloides 
ColeopteraCarabidaeParadromius linearis 
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus diligens 
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus madidus 
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus minor 
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus rhaeticus 
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus strenuus 
ColeopteraCerambycidaeGrammoptera ruficornis 
ColeopteraCerylonidaeCerylon histeroides 
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeCryptocephalus labiatus 
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeCyphon coaarctacus
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeGastrophysa viridula 
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeHydrothassa marginella 
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeLochmaea caprea 
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeLochmaea suturalis 
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeLuperus longicornis
ColeopteraChrysomelidaePlateumaris discolor 
ColeopteraChrysomelidaePsylliodes chrysocephala 
ColeopteraCisidaeCis bilamellatus 
ColeopteraCisidaeCis boleti 
ColeopteraCisidaeCis castaneus 
ColeopteraCisidaeEnnearthron cornutum 
ColeopteraClambidaeClambus pallidulus
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCalvia quatuordecimguttata Cream-spot Ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeChilocorus renipustulatus Kidney-spot Ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCoccinella hieroglyphicaHieroglyphic Ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCoccinella septempunctata7-spot Ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeHarmonia axyridisHarlequin Ladybird
ColeopteraCoccinellidaePropylea quattuordecimpunctata14-spot Ladybird
ColeopteraCorylophidaeOrthoperus nigrescens
ColeopteraCryptophagidaeAtomaria atra
ColeopteraCryptophagidaeAtomaria testacea Red List Pre 94 - Insufficiently known
ColeopteraCryptophagidaeCryptophagus dentatus 
ColeopteraCryptophagidaeCryptophagus distinguendus 
ColeopteraCryptophagidaeMicrambe vini Notable B
ColeopteraCurculionidaeArcharius pyrrhoceras 
ColeopteraCurculionidaeExomias araneiformis 
ColeopteraCurculionidaeExomias pellucidas 
ColeopteraCurculionidaeNedyus quadrimaculatus 
ColeopteraCurculionidaeOtiorhynchus singularis 
ColeopteraCurculionidaePhyllobius pomaceus 
ColeopteraCurculionidaePhyllobius pyri 
ColeopteraCurculionidaePhyllobius roboretanus 
ColeopteraCurculionidaePolydrusus pterygomalis 
ColeopteraCurculionidaeRhinoncus pericarpius 
ColeopteraDytiscidaeDytiscus marginalis
ColeopteraDytiscidaeHydroporus memnonius
ColeopteraElateridaeActenicerus sjaelandicus 2nd VC58 site
ColeopteraElateridaeAgriotes pallidulus 
ColeopteraElateridaeAmpedus balteatus 14-Spot LadybirdRare in Northwest
ColeopteraElateridaeAthous haemorrhoidalis
ColeopteraElateridaeDalopius marginatus
ColeopteraElateridaeMelanotus villosus/castanipes 
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeAnacaena globulus 
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeAnacaena lutescens
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeCercyon sternalis 
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeEnochrus melanocephalus
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeHelophorus aequalis 
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeHelophorus brevipalpis
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeMegasternum concinnum 
ColeopteraHygrobiidaeHygrobia hermanni
ColeopteraLathridiidaeCortinicara gibbosa 
ColeopteraLathridiidaeEnicmus transversus 
ColeopteraLeiodidaeCatops fuscus
ColeopteraLeiodidaeCatops nigricans 
ColeopteraLeiodidaeNargus velox 
ColeopteraMelyridaeDasytes aeratus 
ColeopteraMelyridaeMalachius bipustulatusMalachite Beetle
ColeopteraMycetophagidaeMycetophagus multipunctatus 
ColeopteraNitidulidaeMeligethes aenea Under-recorded in Northwest
ColeopteraNoteridaeNoterus clavicornis
ColeopteraOedemeridaeOedemera nobilis 
ColeopteraPhalacridaeStilbus testaceus 
ColeopteraPselaphidaeBrachygluta fossulata 
ColeopteraPselaphidaeBryaxis puncticollis 
ColeopteraPtiliidaeAcrotrichis intermedia 
ColeopteraPtiliidaeAcrotrichis sitkaensis 
ColeopteraPtiliidaePtenidium pusillum 
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeAphodius fimetarius 
ColeopteraScirtidaeCyphon padi 
ColeopteraScirtidaeCyphon variabilis 
ColeopteraScirtidaeMicrocara testacea 
ColeopteraScraptiidaeAnaspis frontalis 
ColeopteraScraptiidaeAnaspis maculata 
ColeopteraScydmaenidaeStenichnus collaris 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAmischa analis 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAnotylus rugosus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAnotylus tetracarinatus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAtrecus affinis 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAutalia rivularis 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeCallicerus rigidicornis 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeDatomicra sordidula 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeEuaesthetus ruficapillus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeGeostiba circellaris 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeHabrocerus capillaricornis 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeLathrobium brunnipes 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeLathrobium elongatum 2nd VC58 site
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeMeotica exillima
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeMicropeplus staphylinoides 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeMocyta fungi 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeMyllaena intermedia 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOchthephilum fracticorne
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOligota pumilio
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOmalium italicum 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOthius punctulatus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOthius subuliformis 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOxypoda acuminata 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePhilonthus nigrita
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePhilonthus varians 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePlatystethus arenarius 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeQuedius scintillans 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeRugilus rufipes 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeSepedophilus marshami 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeStenus bifoveolatus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeStenus clavicornis 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeStenus juno 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachinus marginellus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachinus rufipes 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachyporus chrysomelinus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachyporus hypnorum 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachyporus nitidulus 2nd VC58 record, new site
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachyporus obtusus 
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeXantholinus linearis
ColeopteraThroscidaeTrixagus dermestoides 
DipteraDixidaeDixella amphibia
DipteraDixidaeDixella autumnalis
DipteraPtychopteridaePtychoptera sp.
EmpididaeDipteraEmpis tessellataNotable B; rare in Northwest
EphemeropteraBaetidaeCloeon dipterum
HemipteraAcanthosomatidaeElasmostethus interstinctusBirch Shieldbug
HemipteraCorixidaeCallicorixa praeusta
HemipteraCorixidaeCorixidae
HemipteraNotonectidaeNotonecta
HemipteraSaldidaeChartoscirta cincta
HymenopteraApidaeAndrena (Hoplandrena) scoticaChocolate Mining Bee
HymenopteraApidaeAndrena (Trachandrena) haemorrhoaEarly Mining Bee
HymenopteraApidaeBombus (Bombus) terrestrisBuff-tailed Bumblebee
HymenopteraApidaeBombus (Bombus) terrestris subsp. terrestris sensu stricto
HymenopteraApidaeBombus (Melanobombus) lapidariusLarge Red-tailed Bumblebee
HymenopteraApidaeBombus (Pyrobombus) hypnorumTree Bumblebee
HymenopteraApidaeBombus (Pyrobombus) pratorumEarly Bumblebee
HymenopteraApidaeBombus (Thoracobombus) pascuorumCommon Carder Bee
HymenopteraApidaeNomada flavaFlavous Nomad Bee
IsopodaAsellidaeAsellus aquaticus
LepidopteraLycaenidaeCallophrys rubiGreen HairstreakNotable
LepidopteraLycaenidaeLycaena phlaeasSmall Copper
LepidopteraLycaenidaePolyommatus icarusCommon Blue
LepidopteraNoctuidaeOchropleura plectaFlame Shoulder
LepidopteraNymphalidaeAglais urticaeSmall Tortoiseshell
LepidopteraPieridaeGonepteryx rhamniBrimstone
LepidopteraPieridaePieris brassicaeLarge White
MegalopteraSialidaeSialis lutariaAlder Fly
OdonataCoenagrionidaeCoenagrion puellaAzure Damselfly
PanorpidaeMecopteraPanorpa germanica
PseudoscorpionesNeobisidaeNeobisium carcinoides
RhynchobdellidaGlossiphoniidaeHelobdella stagnalis
SeriataPlanariidaePolycelis nigra/tenuis
TrichopteraLimnephilidaeLimnephilus flavicornis group
TrichopteraLimnephilidaeLimnephilus luridus
TrichopteraPhryganeidaeTrichostegia minor

Oakhanger Moss Records

OrderFamilyTaxonVernacular nameNotes
AnuraRanidaeRana temporaria
AraneaeAraneidaeAraniella cucurbitina
AraneaeDictynidaeDictyna arundinacea
AraneaeDictynidaeLathys humilis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeCentromerus dilutus
AraneaeLinyphiidaeEntelecara acuminata
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMeioneta saxatilis
AraneaeLinyphiidaeMicrolinyphia pusilla
AraneaeLinyphiidaeNeriene montana
AraneaeLinyphiidaePocadicnemis juncea
AraneaeLinyphiidaePorrhomma pygmaeum
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes mengei
AraneaeLinyphiidaeTenuiphantes tenuis
AraneaeLycosidaeAlopecosa pulverulenta
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa pullata
AraneaeLycosidaePardosa saltans
AraneaePisauridaePisaura mirabilisNursery-Web Spider
AraneaeSalticidaeEuophrys frontalis
AraneaeSalticidaeNeon reticulatus
AraneaeTetragnathidaeMetellina mengei
AraneaeTetragnathidaeTetragnatha montana
AraneaeTheridiidaeAnelosimus vittatus
AraneaeTheridiidaePaidiscura pallens
AraneaeTheridiidaePhylloneta sisyphia
AraneaeTheridiidaeTheridion varians
AraneaeThomisidaeDiaea dorsata
AraneaeZoridaeZora spinimana
ColeopteraAttelabidaeDeporaus betulae
ColeopteraCantharidaeCantharis nigricans
ColeopteraCarabidaeBradycellus verbasci
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus minor
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus  rhaeticus
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeCrepidodera aurata
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeLochmaea caprea  
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeScymnus suturalis  
ColeopteraCurculionidaePhyllobius roboretanus
ColeopteraCurculionidaeRhinoncus pericarpius
ColeopteraDytiscidaeDytiscus sp.
ColeopteraDytiscidaeHygrotes inaequalis
ColeopteraElateridaeAgriotes pallidulus
ColeopteraElateridaeAmpedus balteatus
ColeopteraElateridaeAmpedus nigrinus Rare, first confirmed record in N midlands/NW England except for one in Cumbria.
ColeopteraElateridaeAthous vittatus
ColeopteraElateridaeDalopius marginatus
ColeopteraHaliplidaeHalipus ruficollis
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeHelophorus aequalis
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeHelophorus aequalis
ColeopteraLathridiidaeEnicmus transversus 
ColeopteraMelyridaeDasytes aeratus 
ColeopteraNitidulidaeBrachypterus glaber
ColeopteraNoteridaeNoterus clavicornisLarger Noterus
ColeopteraScirtidaeMicrocara testacea
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAnotylus sculpturatus or possibly mutator
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeLathrobium brunippes
EphemeropteraBaetidaeCloeon dipterum
EphemeropteraCaenidaeCaenis horaria
EphemeropteraCaenidaeCaenis robusta
GasterosteiformesGasterosteidaeGasterosteus aculeatus
HemipteraCorixidaeCorixidae
HemipteraHydrometridaeHydrometra stagnorumWater Measurer
HemipteraNepidaeRanatra linearis
HemipteraNotonectidaeNotonecta sp.
HemipteraVeliidaeMicrovelia sp.
HirudineaGlossiphoniidaeGlossiphonia heteroclita
IsopodaAsellidaeAsellus aquaticus
LepidopteraCrambidaeElophila nymphaeataBrown China-mark
MolluscaPlanorbidaeGyraulus albus
OdonataCoenagrionidaeCoenagion puella
OdonataCoenagrionidaeIshnura elegans
OpilionesPhalangiidaePlatybunus triangularis
TrichopteraLeptoceridaeAthripsodes aterrimus
TrichopteraLeptoceridaeLeptocerus tineiformis
TrichopteraLeptoceridaeTriaenodes bicolor
TrichopteraLimnephilidaeGlyphotaelius pellucidus
TrichopteraLimnephilidaeLimnephilus flavicornis
TrichopteraLimnephilidaeLimnnephilus luridus
TrichopteraPhryganeidaeTrichostegia minor