Grant Scheme Supported Projects

Through our Small Grants Scheme, Tanyptera Trust has so far committed to supporting the following 2018 projects:

Project Title Aim / RationaleAward Date
Aphodius (Sigorus) porcus in Lancashire (VC59 and vC60) and Cheshire (VC58)Collate historical records, ascertain status at known localities, and identify and survey suitable habitat at new localities at which Sigorus porcus may be present24th Aug 2018
A survey of Bog Bush Cricket within the Carbon Landscape areaEstablish the current status of Bog Bush Cricket at mosslands within the Carbon Landscape area (Warrington - Salford - Wigan)12th Jun 2018
A survey of Grass Eggar, Portland Moth, Lyme Grass and Anacampis temerella at the Lytham St Annes dunesGather further evidence for the status of Grass Eggar, Portland Moth, Lyme Grass and
Anacampis temerella at Lytham St Annes dunes.
1st May 2018
Collembola Recording Project (VC59 & VC58)To collect Collembola for identification for the VC59 Collembola Atlas Project and then move onto a similar atlas for VC58.28th Mar 2018
Quantifying the impacts of land management practices implemented for rare butterflies on macro moth community assemblages on Warton Crag, LancashireThe aim of the dissertation project is to determine which of the land management practices for rare butterflies, if any, influences non-target Lepidopteran species by comparing land management techniques and the species found at these sites throughout the reserve.26th Feb 2018
Updating the checklists for the Tanyptera area for Ephemeroptera and PlecopteraThe current check-lists seem to not incorporate the data from the Manchester Museum collections or the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Committee cards held there. The project aims to remedy that and thus up-date the check-lists; data will also be abstracted from the NBN and local record centres for this task.15th Feb 2018
Bogland Spiders – gathering new evidence of the current status of the special spiders of our wetlandsYlodes simulans is known from the River Dee as larvae from Llandderfel down to Erbistock, and in 2016, a female was light-trapped at the Wrexham Industrial Estate during a Bioblitz but has never been found in Cheshire. This project aims to supplement knowledge on the distribution of Ylodes simulans by searching suitable habitat on the River Dee in Cheshire.15th Feb 2018
A survey of possible Cheshire sites for the Critically Endangered stonefly Isogenus nubeculaThis species was found in the River Dee, its only modern UK site, in 2017 after an absence of 22 years. The main site has always been Bangor on Dee, Denbighshire. In 1981 it was found to be more widespread and found as far down-river as Churton, where the river forms the Cheshire / Denbighshire border. All previous surveys have found that it was most abundant at Bangor and it was only found the one time at Churton. Nevertheless, if it is having a revival then it might be found in Cheshire. This survey will check possible Cheshire sites.15th Feb 2018
Updating the checklists for the Tanyptera area for Ephemeroptera and PlecopteraThe current check-lists seem to not incorporate the data from the Manchester Museum collections or the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Committee cards held there. The project aims to remedy that and thus up-date the check-lists; data will also be abstracted from the NBN and local record centres for this task.15th Feb 2018
Checking the status of Nationally Rare caddis Anabolia brevipennis at two Cheshire sitesThe records of this species from its two principal Cheshire sites are at least 30 years old. The project aims to see if it still present at those sites.15th Feb 2018