Danes Moss Invertebrate Recording Day 20th July 2018

Thank you to the 9 recorders who attended this recording day, as well as Joe Pimblett, the Reserve Manager for this Cheshire Wildlife Trust site whom granted us access. We had a productive day at what is the largest and highest lowland raised bog in Cheshire, despite visiting at a time of sustained dry conditions that can be unfavourable to insect activity (and therefore recording). Conditions were a bit cooler on the day that had been during a memorable sizzling July which made surveying a bit more tolerable for recorders, although we did experience light rain in the afternoon. Two notable records so far are the dolichopodid fly Diaphorus nigricans and the lygaeid bug Pachybrachius fracticollis. There are very few records of these species in Cheshire. However, so far we have had relatively few peatland specialist species reported.

A developing species list totalling 162 is given below.

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Species EntryFamilyOrderVernacular NameNotes
Eutrichapion erviApionidaeColeoptera
Perapion hydrolapathiApionidaeColeoptera
Protapion fulvipesApionidaeColeoptera
Cantharis thoracicaCantharidaeColeoptera
Rhagonycha fulvaCantharidaeColeoptera
Bembidion lunulatumCarabidaeColeoptera
Paradromius linearisCarabidaeColeoptera
Pterostichus diligensCarabidaeColeoptera
Pterostichus nigritaCarabidaeColeoptera
Altica lythriChrysomelidaeColeoptera
Chaetocnema hortensisChrysomelidaeColeoptera
Luperus longicornisChrysomelidaeColeoptera
Neocrepidodera transversaChrysomelidaeColeoptera
Oulema melanopusChrysomelidaeColeopteraCereal Leaf Beetle
Oulema obscuraChrysomelidaeColeoptera
Phaedon tumidulusChrysomelidaeColeoptera
Cis villosulusCisidaeColeoptera
Coccinella septempunctataCoccinellidaeColeoptera7-Spot Ladybird
Harmonia axyridisCoccinellidaeColeopteraHarlequin Ladybird
Propylea quatuordecimpunctataCoccinellidaeColeoptera14-spot Ladybird
Rhyzobius lituraCoccinellidaeColeoptera
Bitoma crenataColydiidaeColeoptera
Rhinoncus pericarpiusCurculionidaeColeoptera
Anacaena globulusHydrophilidaeColeoptera
Helophorus brevipalpisHydrophilidaeColeoptera
Stilbus testaceusPhalacridaeColeoptera
Acrotrichis intermediaPtiliidaeColeoptera
Rhizophagus disparRhizophagidaeColeoptera
Cyphon coarctatusScirtidaeColeoptera
Cyphon padiScirtidaeColeoptera
Anaspis maculataScraptiidaeColeoptera
Anotylus rugosusStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Dinaraea aequataStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Gabrius breviventerStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Lathrobium brunnipesStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Mocyta fungiStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Quedius fuliginosusStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Stenus flavipesStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Stenus picipesStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Stenus providusStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Stenus similisStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Tachyporus pusillusStaphylinidaeColeoptera
Chirosia flavipennisAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hydrophoria ruralisAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hylemya nigrimanaAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hylemya urbicaAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hylemya vagansAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hylemya variataAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Pegoplata infirmaAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Pollenia angustigenaCalliphoridaeDiptera
Diastata fusculaDiastatidaeDiptera
Campsicnemus curvipesDolichopodidaeDiptera
Campsicnemus loripesDolichopodidaeDiptera
Chrysotus gramineusDolichopodidaeDiptera
Diaphorus nigricansDolichopodidaeDipteraVery few previous Cheshire records
Dolichopus disciferDolichopodidaeDiptera
Dolichopus plumipesDolichopodidaeDiptera
Dolichopus popularisDolichopodidaeDiptera
Dolichopus trivialisDolichopodidaeDiptera
Hercostomus aerosusDolichopodidaeDiptera
Sciapus platypterusDolichopodidaeDiptera
Sympycnus desoutteriDolichopodidaeDiptera
Scaptomyza flavaDrosophilidaeDiptera
Chelipoda albisetaEmpididaeDiptera
Ditrichophora calceataEphydridaeDiptera
Fannia fusculaFanniidaeDiptera
Fannia posticaFanniidaeDiptera
Fannia rondaniiFanniidaeDiptera
Fannia serenaFanniidaeDiptera
Fannia umbrosaFanniidaeDiptera
Suillia bicolorHeleomyzidaeDiptera
Suillia flavaHeleomyzidaeDiptera
Suillia fuscicornisHeleomyzidaeDiptera
Hybos culiciformisHybotidaeDiptera
Hybos femoratusHybotidaeDiptera
Ocydromia glabriculaHybotidaeDiptera
Platypalpus luteusHybotidaeDiptera
Platypalpus pseudofulvipesHybotidaeDiptera
Meiosimyza decipiensLauxaniidaeDiptera
Meiosimyza roridaLauxaniidaeDiptera
Sapromyza sexpunctataLauxaniidaeDiptera
Tricholauxania praeustaLauxaniidaeDiptera
Dicranomyia autumnalisLimoniidaeDiptera
Helius longirostrisLimoniidaeDiptera
Limonia nubeculosaLimoniidaeDiptera
Molophilus appendiculatusLimoniidaeDiptera
Phylidorea ferrugineaLimoniidaeDiptera
Phylidorea fulvonervosaLimoniidaeDiptera
Pseudolimnophila lucorumLimoniidaeDiptera
Symplecta hybridaLimoniidaeDiptera
Lonchoptera luteaLonchopteridaeDiptera
Azelia nebulosaMuscidaeDiptera
Coenosia tigrinaMuscidaeDiptera
Hebecnema nigricolorMuscidaeDiptera
Hebecnema vespertinaMuscidaeDiptera
Helina depunctaMuscidaeDiptera
Hydrotaea irritansMuscidaeDiptera
Hydrotaea militarisMuscidaeDiptera
Morellia simplexMuscidaeDiptera
Musca autumnalisMuscidaeDiptera
Phaonia angelicaeMuscidaeDiptera
Phaonia subventaMuscidaeDiptera
Polietes lardariusMuscidaeDiptera
Pseudocoenosia abnormisMuscidaeDiptera
Pseudocoenosia solitariaMuscidaeDiptera
Opomyza florumOpomyzidaeDiptera
Opomyza germinationisOpomyzidaeDiptera
Opomyza petreiOpomyzidaeDiptera
Rhagio lineolaRhagionidaeDiptera
Cordilura ciliataScathophagidaeDiptera
Scathophaga furcataScathophagidaeDiptera
Scathophaga inquinataScathophagidaeDiptera
Scathophaga stercorariaScathophagidaeDiptera
Scathophaga suilla ScathophagidaeDiptera
Tetanocera elataSciomyzidaeDiptera
Nemopoda nitidulaSepsidaeDiptera
Sepsis cynipseaSepsidaeDiptera
Sepsis flavimanaSepsidaeDiptera
Sepsis fulgensSepsidaeDiptera
Sepsis violaceaSepsidaeDiptera
Copromyza nigrinaSphaeroceridaeDiptera
Chrysogaster solstitialisSyrphidaeDiptera
Episyrphus balteatusSyrphidaeDiptera
Eristalis pertinaxSyrphidaeDiptera
Leucozona glauciaSyrphidaeDiptera
Melanostoma mellinumSyrphidaeDiptera
Platycheirus rosarumSyrphidaeDiptera
Chrysops tibialisTabanidaeDiptera
Dexiosoma caninumTachinidaeDiptera
Lydella stabulansTachinidaeDiptera
Tephritis formosaTephritidaeDiptera
Tephritis neesiiTephritidaeDiptera
Anthocoris nemorumAnthocoridaeHeteroptera
Cicadella viridisCicadellidaeHeteroptera
Conomelus ancepsDelphacidaeHeteroptera
Cymus glandicolorLygaeidaeHeteroptera
Cymus melanocephalusLygaeidaeHeteroptera
Drymus brunneusLygaeidaeHeteroptera
Lamproplax piceaLygaeidaeHeteroptera
Pachybrachius fracticollis LygaeidaeHeteropteraVery few previous Cheshire records
Scolopostethus decoratusLygaeidaeHeteroptera
Stygnocoris sabulosusLygaeidaeHeteroptera
Compsidolon salicellumMiridaeHeteroptera
Dicyphus epilobiiMiridaeHeteroptera
Liocoris tripustulatusMiridaeHeteroptera
Neolygus contaminatusMiridaeHeteroptera
Neolygus viridisMiridaeHeteroptera
Orthotylus ericetorumMiridaeHeteroptera
Stenodema calcarataMiridaeHeteroptera
Stenodema holsataMiridaeHeteroptera
Stenodema laevigataMiridaeHeteroptera
Nabis ericetorumNabidaeHeteroptera
Nabis flavomarginatusNabidaeHeteroptera
Nabis limbatusNabidaeHeteroptera
Palomena prasinaPentatomidaeHeteropteraCommon Green Shieldbug
Pentatoma rufipesPentatomidaeHeteropteraRed-legged Shieldbug
Troilus luridusPentatomidaeHeteropteraBronze Shieldbug
Zicrona caeruleaPentatomidaeHeteropteraBlue Shieldbug
Pithanus maerkeliiSaldidaeHeteroptera
Saldula saltatoriaSaldidaeHeteroptera
Micromus variegatusHemerobiidaeNeuroptera
Tetrix undulataTetrigidaeOrthopteraCommon Ground-hopper