Cow Ark Woods, Ribble Valley 23rd August

Thank you to the 13 recorders who joined us for this recording day at an ancient woodland in the Ribble Valley.

We were met by the landowner who introduced the site and pointed out the accessible areas.  Many recorders first headed to a meadow area before moving to a few woodland glades.  Lunch was had back near the entrance before recorders dispersed throughout the remainder of the woodland.  We were also showed some of the interesting highlights of the site including some of the oldest trees and coppice stools.

Recorders: Philip Brighton, Jim Cresswell, Keith Fowler, Steve Garland, Gary Hedges, Tony Hunter, Mark Jackson, Belinda Nixie, 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 Cow Ark Woods Provisional Species List [Excel spreadsheet] last updated 29/9/2019

OrderFamilyTaxonCommon nameStatusNotesLocation
AraneaeAraneidaeAraneus quadratusPhotographic record (verified)
AraneaeLinyphiidaeErigone promiscuaSwept in meadow
AraneaeLinyphiidaeGonatium rubellumGrubbing in meadow
AraneaePisauridaePisaura mirabilisNursery Web SpiderAmongst sedges in flush.
AraneaeTetragnathidaePachygnatha clerckiAmongst sedges in flush.
AraneaeTheridiidaePaidiscura pallensdistinctive egg-sac on underside of oak leaf
ColeopteraCarabidaeBembidion mannerheimiiWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaeBembidion tibialeWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaeCarabus problematicusWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaeNebria brevicollisWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaeNebria rufescensSwept from beech tree.
ColeopteraCarabidaeNotiophilus biguttatusWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaeOcys harpaloidesWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaeParanchus albipesWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus nigerWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus nigritaWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaePterostichus strenuusWoodland
ColeopteraCarabidaeSynuchus vivalisWoodland
ColeopteraCerambycidaePogonocherus hispidusfrom hazel bordering meadow. Each elytra with only a single projection at the rear
ColeopteraCerylonidaeCerylon ferrugineumWoodland
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeAgelastica alniAlder Leaf BeetleSingle larva on alder with extensive feeding signsWoodland
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeChrysolina staphylaeaSwept in meadow
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeChrysomela aeneaSwept in meadow
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeCryptocephalus pusillusSwept in meadow
ColeopteraChrysomelidaeHydrothassa marginellaWoodland
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeChilocorus renipustulatusKidney-spot LadybirdWoodland
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCoccidula rufaMeadow
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeCoccinella septempunctata7-spot ladybirdfrom willow bordering meadow
ColeopteraCoccinellidaeExochomus quadripustulatusPine LadybirdOn track to parking area.
ColeopteraCoccinellidaePropylea quattuordecimpunctata14-spot ladybirdfrom oak bordering meadow
ColeopteraCorylophidaeOrthoperus corticalisWoodland
ColeopteraCryptophagidaeAtomaria apicalisWoodland
ColeopteraCryptophagidaeCryptophagus scutellatusWoodland
ColeopteraCurculionidaeEuophryum confineWoodland
ColeopteraCurculionidaeLeiosoma oblongulumNotable B species, only 48 records on NBN and this is the most northerly. Apparently it likes Wood Anemone, and stream habitats.Woodland
ColeopteraCurculionidaeOrthochaetes setigerFairly uncommon, Notable BWoodland
ColeopteraCurculionidaeStrophosoma melanogrammumNut Leaf WeevilWoodland
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeAnacaena globulusWoodland
ColeopteraHydrophilidaeSphaeridium scarabaeoidesWoodland
ColeopteraLatridiidaeCartodere nodiferWoodland
ColeopteraLatridiidaeEnicmus transversusWoodland
ColeopteraLatridiidaeLithostygnus serripennisOnly 30 records on NBN, this is probably the most northerly record.Woodland
ColeopteraLeiodidaeAnisotoma humeralisWoodland
ColeopteraMonotomidaeRhizophagus disparWoodland
ColeopteraPtiliidaeAcrotrichis intermediaWoodland
ColeopteraPtiliidaePtenidium pusillumWoodland
ColeopteraScydmaenidaeNeuraphes elongatulusWoodland
ColeopteraScydmaenidaeStenichnus collarisWoodland
ColeopteraSilphidaeSilpha atrataBlack Snail BeetleWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAleochara lanuginosaWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAmischa analisWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAnthobium unicolorWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeAtrecus affinisWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeBolitochara lucidaWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeBryaxis puncticollisWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeDimetrota atramentariaWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeDinaraea aequataWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeGabrius splendidulusWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeGeostiba circellarisWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeLathrobium elongatumWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeLesteva longoelytraWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeLesteva punctataWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeLesteva siculaWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeLithocharis nigricepsWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeMetopsia clypeataWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeMyllaena brevicornisWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOcalea picataWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeOthius subuliformisWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePhilonthus decorusWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaePhilonthus laminatusWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeQuedius fumatusWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeQuedius umbrinusWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeRybaxis longicornisWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeScaphisoma boletiWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeStenus bimaculatusWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeStenus guynemeriWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeStenus impressusWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeStenus similisWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeSyntomium aeneumWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachinus rufipesWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachyporus disparWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeTachyporus pusillusWoodland
ColeopteraStaphylinidaeXantholinus linearisWoodland
DermapteraForficulidaeForficula auriculariaCommon earwigMeadow
DipteraAgromyzidaeLiriomyza flaveolaMeadow
DipteraAgromyzidaeLiriomyza morioMeadow
DipteraAnisopodidaeSylvicola punctatusWoodland
DipteraAnthomyiidaeDelia florilegaGrassland
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemya cf. variataGlade
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemya nigrimanaGlade
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemya vagansWoodland & Grassland
DipteraAnthomyiidaeHylemya variataWoodland & Grassland
DipteraAnthomyiidaePegoplata aestivaGrassland
DipteraAnthomyiidaePegoplata infirmaGrassland
DipteraBibionidaeBibio pomonaeMeadow
DipteraBibionidaeDilophus febrilisFever FlyWoodland & Grassland
DipteraCalliphoridaeLucilia caesarGlade
DipteraCalliphoridaePollenia amentariaBlack-bellied ClusterflyGrassland
DipteraCalliphoridaePollenia labialisMeadow
DipteraCalliphoridaePollenia pediculataTufted ClusterflyWoodland
DipteraCampichoetidaeCampichoeta punctumWoodland
DipteraChloropidaeChlorops hypostigmaGrassland
DipteraChloropidaeChlorops speciosusWoodland
DipteraChloropidaeElachiptera cornutaGrassland
DipteraChloropidaeOscinella fritMeadow
DipteraCulicidaeAedes cantansWoodland
DipteraCulicidaeCulex pipiensWoodland & Grassland
DipteraCylindrotomidaeCylindrotoma distinctissimafrom vegeation close to river bank
DipteraDixidaeDixa puberulaWoodland
DipteraDolichopodidaeCampsicnemus scambusWoodland
DipteraDolichopodidaeSybistroma obscurellumWoodland
DipteraDrosophilidaeLordiphosa fenestrarumWoodland
DipteraDrosophilidaeScaptomyza pallidaGlade
DipteraDryomyzidaeNeuroctena anilisWoodland
DipteraEmpididaeEmpis lividaMeadow
DipteraFanniidaeFannia rondaniiMeadow
DipteraFanniidaeFannia serenaGrassland
DipteraHeleomyzidaeSuillia notataN.Woodland
DipteraHybotidaeBicellaria vanaWoodland & Grassland
DipteraHybotidaeHybos culiciformisGrassland
DipteraHybotidaeOcydromia glabriculaWoodland
DipteraLauxaniidaeMeiosimyza decipiensWoodland & Grassland
DipteraLauxaniidaeMeiosimyza roridaWoodland
DipteraLauxaniidaeSapromyza halidayiGrassland
DipteraLauxaniidaeTricholauxania praeustaWoodland
DipteraLimoniidaeCheilotrichia cinerascensWoodland
DipteraLimoniidaeDicranomyia modestaWoodland
DipteraLimoniidaeLimonia nubeculosafrom vegeation close to river bank
DipteraLonchopteridaeLonchoptera bifurcataGrassland
DipteraLonchopteridaeLonchoptera luteaWoodland
DipteraMuscidaeAzelia cilipesWoodland & Grassland
DipteraMuscidaeAzelia triquetraGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeCoenosia tigrinaMeadow
DipteraMuscidaeEudasyphora cyanellaGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeEudasyphora cyanicolorGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeGraphomya maculataGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeHebecnema nigricolorGlade
DipteraMuscidaeHebecnema umbraticaGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeHelina evectaWoodland
DipteraMuscidaeHelina impunctaGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeHelina obscurataGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeLimnophora triangulaWoodland & Grassland
DipteraMuscidaeMorellia aenescensGlade
DipteraMuscidaeMydaea aniculaGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeMydaea urbanaGrassland
DipteraMuscidaeMyospila meditabundaMeadow
DipteraMuscidaePhaonia angelicaeGrassland
DipteraMuscidaePhaonia erransGlade
DipteraMuscidaePhaonia tuguriorumGrassland
DipteraMuscidaePolietes lardariusSwept in meadow
DipteraMuscidaeStomoxys calcitransStable FlyWoodland
DipteraOpomyzidaeGeomyza balachowskyiWoodland & Grassland
DipteraOpomyzidaeGeomyza cf. balachowskyiGlade
DipteraOpomyzidaeGeomyza tripunctataWoodland & Grassland
DipteraOpomyzidaeOpomyza germinationisWoodland
DipteraOpomyzidaeOpomyza petreiWoodland & Grassland
DipteraPsilidaeImantimyia albisetaGlade
DipteraPsillidaePsilosoma lefebvreiWoodland
DipteraSarcophagidaeSarcophaga caerulescensGrassland
DipteraSarcophagidaeSarcophaga carnariaSwept in meadow
DipteraScathophagidaeCordilura albipesGrassland
DipteraScathophagidaeScathophaga spurcaMeadow
DipteraScathophagidaeScathophaga stercorariaWoodland
DipteraSciaridaeSchwenckfeldina carbonariaGrassland
DipteraSciomyzidaeTetanocera elataGrassland
DipteraSciomyzidaeTetanocera ferrugineaGlade
DipteraSciomyzidaeTetanocera hyalipennisWoodland
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis cynipseaGlade
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis flavimanaGrassland
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis fulgensWoodland & Grassland
DipteraSepsidaeSepsis orthocnemisMeadow
DipteraSepsidaeThemira pusillaGlade
DipteraSphaeroceridaeCopromyza equinaWoodland
DipteraSphaeroceridaeCrumomyia fimetariaGlade
DipteraSphaeroceridaeCrumomyia nitidaWoodland
DipteraSphaeroceridaeLeptocera fontinalisWoodland
DipteraStratiomyidaeMicrochrysa cyaneiventrisBlack GemWoodland
DipteraSyrphidaeBaccha elongataPhotographic record (verified)
DipteraSyrphidaeCheilosia scutellataGlade
DipteraSyrphidaeEpisyrphus balteatusMarmalade HoverflyGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis arbustorumGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis nemorumMeadow
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis pertinaxGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaeEristalis tenaxGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaeEupeodes corollaeGlade
DipteraSyrphidaeHelophilus pendulusGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaeLejogaster metallinaMeadow
DipteraSyrphidaeLeucozona glauciaS.Grassland
DipteraSyrphidaeMelanostoma mellinumGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaeMelanostoma scalareWoodland
DipteraSyrphidaeMeliscaeva cinctellaGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaeNeoascia podagricaGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaePlatycheirus albimanusMeadow
DipteraSyrphidaePlatycheirus clypeatusGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaePlatycheirus granditarsisMeadow & Glade
DipteraSyrphidaePlatycheirus granditarsusGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaePlatycheirus rosarumGrassland
DipteraSyrphidaeRhingia campestrisMeadow
DipteraSyrphidaeSericomyia silentisMeadow & Glade
DipteraSyrphidaeSericomyia superbiensMeadow & Glade
DipteraSyrphidaeSphaerophoria scriptaMeadow
DipteraSyrphidaeSyritta pipiensMeadow
DipteraSyrphidaeVolucella pellucensGlade
DipteraTachinidaeCinochira atraWoodland
DipteraTachinidaeLydella stabulansMeadow & Glade
DipteraTachinidaeSiphona geniculataGrassland
DipteraTachinidaeTachina feraMeadow & Glade
DipteraTephritidaeChaetostomella cylindricaMeadow
DipteraTipulidaeTipula paludosafrom ground cover in woodland
HemipteraAcanthosomatidaeAcanthosoma haemorrhoidaleHawthorn shieldbugfrom willow bordering meadow; early instar
HemipteraAcanthosomatidaeElasmostethus interstinctusBirch shieldbugfrom birch
HemipteraAnthocoridaeAnthocoris nemorumCommon flower bugfrom birch
HemipteraAphrophoridaeAphrophora alniMeadow
HemipteraAphrophoridaeNeophilaenus lineatusfrom ground cover in woodland
HemipteraAphrophoridaePhilaenus spumariusCommon froghopperfrom ground cover in woodland
HemipteraCicadellidaeAnoscopus albifronsfrom hazel in woodland
HemipteraCicadellidaeAnoscopus albigerWoodland
HemipteraCicadellidaeAphrodes makarovifrom ground cover in woodland
HemipteraCicadellidaeArthaldeus pascuellusMeadow
HemipteraCicadellidaeCicadella viridisMeadow
HemipteraCicadellidaeCicadula aurantipesMeadow
HemipteraCicadellidaeCicadula quadrinotataGrassland
HemipteraCicadellidaeConosanus obsoletusGrassland
HemipteraCicadellidaeEvacanthus interruptusfrom vegeation close to river bank
HemipteraCicadellidaeIassus laniofrom bank of stream
HemipteraCicadellidaeIdiocerus lituratusWoodland
HemipteraCicadellidaeMacrosteles sexnotatusWoodland & Grassland
HemipteraCicadellidaePopulicerus confususfrom willow bordering meadow
HemipteraDelphacidaeConomelus ancepsfrom ground cover in woodland
HemipteraDelphacidaeMuellerianella brevipennisGrassland
HemipteraLygaeidaeDrymus brunneusfrom bank of stream
HemipteraLygaeidaeKleidocerys resedaeBirch catkin bugfrom birch
HemipteraLygaeidaeLamproplax piceaLocalfrom woodland
HemipteraLygaeidaeStygnocoris sabulosusMeadow
HemipteraMiridaeBlepharidopterus angulatusBlack-kneed capsidMeadow
HemipteraMiridaeDicyphus stachydisfrom woundwort in woodland
HemipteraMiridaeLygocoris (Lygocoris) pabulinusWoodland & Grassland
HemipteraMiridaeLygocoris pabulinusfrom ground vegetation in woodland
HemipteraMiridaeMecomma ambulansfrom bank of stream
HemipteraMiridaeNotostira elongataMeadow
HemipteraMiridaePinalitus cervinusfrom rowan bordering meadow
HemipteraMiridaePlagiognathus (Plagiognathus) arbustorumGrassland
HemipteraMiridaePlagiognathus (Plagiognathus) chrysanthemiGrassland
HemipteraMiridaePlagiognathus arbustorumMeadow
HemipteraMiridaePlagiognathus chrysanthemiMeadow
HemipteraMiridaeStenodema (Brachystira) calcarataGrassland
HemipteraMiridaeStenodema (Stenodema) laevigataWoodland & Grassland
HemipteraMiridaeStenodema holsataMeadow
HemipteraMiridaeStenodema (Stenodema) holsataWoodland & Grassland
HemipteraNabidaeNabis flavomarginatusMeadow
HemipteraNabidaeNabis limbatusMeadow
HemipteraNabidaeNabis rugosusCommon damsel bugMeadow
HemipteraPentatomidaePalomena prasinaGreen ShieldbugWoodland & Grassland
HemipteraPentatomidaeTroilus luridusBronze ShieldbugWoodland
HemipteraPentatomidaeZicrona caeruleaBlue ShieldbugIdentifiable fragment of Zicrona caerulaWoodland
HemipteraPsyllidaeCacopsylla peregrinafrom hawthorn bordering meadow
HymenopteraCynipidaeAndricus foecundatrixArtichoke gallon oak bordering meadow
HymenopteraCynipidaeAndricus quercuscalicisKnopper gallon oak bordering meadow
HymenopteraCynipidaeNeuroterus numismalisSilk button gallon oak in woodland
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeCryptopimpla errabundaSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeCyclolabus nigricollisSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeDentilabus variegatusSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeDiblastomorpha cylindratorSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeEndromopoda detritaSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeGelis areatorSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeLimerodes arctiventrisSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeLissonota digestorSwept from sedges in flush.
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeMegastylus cruentatorSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaePromethes sulcatorSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeScambus nigricansSwept in meadow
HymenopteraIchneumonidaeVulgichneumon deceptorSwept in meadow
LepidopteraGeometridaeScotopteryx chenopodiataShaded broad-barMeadow
LepidopteraNymphalidaeVanessa carduiPaited ladyMeadow
MecopteraPanorpidaePanorpa germanicaGlade
NeuropteraHemerobiidaeHemerobius simulansSwept in meadow
NeuropteraHemerobiidaeMicromus variegatusSwept in meadow
OrthopteraAcrididaeOmocestus viridulusCommon Green GrasshopperPhotographic record (verified)
PlecopteraLeuctridaeLeuctra fuscaSwept in meadow
PsocopteraEctopsocidaeEctopsocus briggsifrom birch bordering meadow
PsocopteraPhilotarsidaePhilotarsus parvicepsfrom hazel bordering meadow