Little Budworth Common Invertebrate Recording Day 18th May 2018

A huge thank you to the 13 recorders who joined our Little Budworth Invertebrate Recording Day. The site is a large impressive council-owned SSSI in West Cheshire with a good variety of habitats including bogs, heathland and mixed woodland. We’d also like to thank the Cheshire West and Chester Council Rangers and Natural England for permission to survey the site, and RECORD (the Local Environmental Records centre for Cheshire) for supporting us on the day. Sunny weather ensured many flying insects were on the wing for this early season session, allowing more species to be detected. So far about half the recorders have fed back their results and we don’t expect a final list from the day until the Winter when many Entomologists catch up with identifying specimens from a busy summer. However, a developing species list totalling 259 is given below, including the results of a beetle recording session back in March. As well as providing us with a list, recorders have been asked to formally submit their recorders via their usual channels (iRecord is recommended). The list can also be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet.

Download species list [Excel spreadsheet]

SpeciesVernacular nameFamily OrderNotes
Araneus sturmiAraneidaeAraneae
Araniella cucurbitinaAraneidaeAraneae
Cyclosa conicaAraneidaeAraneae
Larinioides cornutusAraneidaeAraneae
Clubiona comtaClubionidaeAraneae
Clubiona diversaClubionidaeAraneae
Dictyna arundinaceaDictynidaeAraneae
Drassyllus pusillusGnaphosidaeAraneae
Aphileta miseraLinyphiidaeAraneae
Bathyphantes gracilisLinyphiidaeAraneae
Ceratinella brevipesLinyphiidaeAraneae
Ceratinella brevisLinyphiidaeAraneae
Cnephalocotes obscurusLinyphiidaeAraneae
Diplocephalus permixtusLinyphiidaeAraneae
Diplocephalus picinusLinyphiidaeAraneae
Dismodicus bifronsLinyphiidaeAraneae
Erigone atraLinyphiidaeAraneae
Erigone dentipalpisLinyphiidaeAraneae
Erigonella ignobilisLinyphiidaeAraneae
Gongylidiellum vivumLinyphiidaeAraneae
Gongylidium rufipesLinyphiidaeAraneae
Hylyphantes graminicolaLinyphiidaeAraneae
Hypomma bituberculatumLinyphiidaeAraneae
Hypselistes jacksoniLinyphiidaeAraneae
Linyphia hortensisLinyphiidaeAraneae
Lophomma punctatumLinyphiidaeAraneae
Meioneta saxatilisLinyphiidaeAraneae
Metopobactrus prominulusLinyphiidaeAraneae
Microlinyphia pusillaLinyphiidaeAraneae
Microneta viariaLinyphiidaeAraneae
Minyriolus pusillusLinyphiidaeAraneae
Neriene clathrataLinyphiidaeAraneae
Neriene peltataLinyphiidaeAraneae
Oedothorax gibbosusLinyphiidaeAraneae
Peponocranium ludicrumLinyphiidaeAraneae
Pocadicnemis pumilaLinyphiidaeAraneae
Tenuiphantes alacrisLinyphiidaeAraneae
Tenuiphantes tenebricolaLinyphiidaeAraneae
Tenuiphantes zimmermanniLinyphiidaeAraneae
Walckenaeria vigilaxLinyphiidaeAraneae
Arctosa peritaLycosidaeAraneae
Pardosa pullataLycosidaeAraneae
Pirata hygrophilusLycosidaeAraneae
Pirata piscatoriusLycosidaeAraneae
Pirata tenuitarsisLycosidaeAraneae
Philodromus aureolusPhilodromidaeAraneae
Pisaura mirabilisPisauridaeAraneae
Euophrys frontalisSalticidaeAraneae
Evarcha falcataSalticidaeAraneae
Heliophanus flavipesSalticidaeAraneae
Neon reticulatusSalticidaeAraneae
Sitticus floricolaSalticidaeAraneaeNationally Rare but known site
Metellina mengeiTetragnathidaeAraneae
Pachygnatha clerckiTetragnathidaeAraneae
Tetragnatha montanaTetragnathidaeAraneae
Tetragnatha pinicolaTetragnathidaeAraneae
Episinus angulatusTheridiidaeAraneae
Neottiura bimaculataTheridiidaeAraneae
Phylloneta sisyphiaTheridiidaeAraneae
Simitidion simileTheridiidaeAraneae
Theridion mystaceumTheridiidaeAraneae
Crustulina guttataTheriidaeAraneae
Paidiscura pallensTheriidaeAraneae
Steatoda phalerataTheriidaeAraneae
Theonoe minutissimaTheriidaeAraneae
Xysticus cristatusThomisidaeAraneae
Lithobius micropsLithobiidaeChilopoda
Lithobius variegatusLithobiidaeChilopoda
Apion rubensApionidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Exapion ulicisApionidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Perapion curtirostreApionidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Cantharis rusticaCantharidaeColeoptera
Amara similataCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Bembidion guttulaCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Bembidion lamprosCarabidaeColeoptera
Bembidion lunulatumCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Bembidion quadrimaculatumCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Bradycellus harpalinusCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Bradycellus ruficollisCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Bradycellus verbasciCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Carabus problematicusCarabidaeColeoptera
Cicindela campestrisGreen Tiger BeetleCarabidaeColeoptera
Notiophilus biguttatusCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Notiophilus substriatusCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Ocys harpaloidesCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Syntomus foveatusCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Trichocellus placidusCarabidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Agelastica alniAlder Leaf BeetleChrysomelidaeColeoptera
Altica lythriChrysomelidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Altica oleraceaChrysomelidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Longitarsus luridusChrysomelidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Oulema melanopusCereal Leaf BeetleChrysomelidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Adalia decempunctata10-spot Ladybird CoccinellidaeColeoptera
Calvia quattuordecimguttataCream-spot LadybirdCoccinellidaeColeoptera
Chilocorus bipustulatusHeather LadybirdCoccinellidaeColeoptera
Coccinella septempunctata7-spot ladybirdCoccinellidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Exochomus quadripustulatusPine LadybirdCoccinellidaeColeoptera
Halyzia sedecimguttata16-spot ladybirdCoccinellidaeColeoptera
Harmonia axyridisHarlequin LadybirdCoccinellidaeColeoptera
Hyperaspis pseudopustulataCoccinellidaeColeoptera
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata14-spot ladybirdCoccinellidaeColeoptera
Strophosoma melanogrammumNut Leaf WeevilCurculionidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Corticarina minutaLatridiidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Cartodere nodiferLatridiidae Coleoptera Recorded 9th March
Stilbus testaceusPhalacridaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Pselaphus heiseiPselaphidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Acrotrichis danicaPtiliidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Acrotrichis sitkaensisPtiliidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Ptenidium gressneriPtiliidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Pyrochroa serraticornisRed-headed Cardinal BeetlePyrochroidaeColeoptera
Stenichnus collarisScydmaenidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Amischa analisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Amischa decipiensStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Anotylus rugosusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Anthobium unicolorStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Atrecus affinisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Bessobia occultaStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Gabrius breviventerStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Mocyta fungiStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Olophrum piceumStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Philonthus carbonariusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Philonthus cognatusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Philonthus marginatusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Philonthus variansStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Proteinus ovalisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Rugilus erichsoniStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Sepedophilus nigripennisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Stenus clavicornisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Stenus fulvicornisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Stenus impressusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Stenus latifronsStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Stenus lustratorStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Stenus ossiumStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Stenus pusillusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Stenus similisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Tachinus marginellusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Tachyporus chrysomelinusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Tachyporus hypnorumStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Tachyporus nitidulusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Xantholinus gallicusStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Xantholinus linearisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Xantholinus longiventrisStaphylinidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Nalassus laevioctostriatus TenebrionidaeColeoptera Recorded 9th March
Ommatoiulus sabulosusStriped MillipedeJulidae Diplopoda
Sylvicola cinctusAnisopodidaeDiptera
Chirosia albitarsisAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Chirosia grossicaudaAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Delia radicumAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hydrophoria lanciferAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hylemya urbicaAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hylemya vagansAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Hylemyza partitaAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Lasiomma seminitidumAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Leucophora obtusaAnthomyiidaeDiptera
Bibio marciSt Marks FlyBibionidaeDiptera
Dilophus febrilisBibionidaeDiptera
Macrodiplosis volvensCecidomyiidaeDiptera
Clusia flavaClusiidaeDiptera
Clusiodes ruficollisClusiidaeDiptera
Diastata costataDiastatidaeDiptera
Dolichopus disciferEmpidoideaDiptera
Empis praeviaEmpidoideaDiptera
Oedalea holmgreniEmpidoideaDiptera
Platypalpus longicornisEmpidoideaDiptera
Rhamphomyia sulcataEmpidoideaDiptera
Rhamphomyia tarsataEmpidoideaDiptera
Rhamphomyia umbripennisEmpidoideaDiptera
Fannia lustratorFanniidaeDiptera
Fannia serenaFanniidaeDiptera
Fannia sociellaFanniidaeDiptera
Suillia affinisHeleomyzidaeDiptera
Meiosimyza roridaLauxaniidaeDiptera
Tricholauxania praeustaLauxaniidaeDiptera
Achyrolimonia decemmaculataLimoniidaeDiptera
Austrolimnophila ochraceaLimoniidaeDiptera
Cheilotrichia cinerascensLimoniidaeDiptera
Dicranomyia choreaLimoniidaeDiptera
Epiphragma ocellareLimoniidaeDiptera
Erioptera luteaLimoniidaeDiptera
Euphylidorea meigeniiLimoniidaeDiptera
Idioptera linneiLimoniidaeDiptera Rare - associated with bogs
Limonia nubeculosaLimoniidaeDiptera
Phylidorea squalensLimoniidaeDiptera
Rhipidia maculataLimoniidaeDiptera
Azelia cilipesMuscidaeDiptera
Coenosia femoralisMuscidaeDiptera
Eudasyphora cyanellaMuscidaeDiptera
Helina reversioMuscidaeDiptera
Hydrotaea cyrtoneurinaMuscidaeDiptera
Mesembrina meridianaMuscidaeDiptera
Phaonia erransMuscidaeDiptera
Phaonia palpataMuscidaeDiptera
Phaonia servaMuscidaeDiptera
Phaonia subventaMuscidaeDiptera
Schoenomyza litorellaMuscidaeDiptera
Geomyza tripunctataOpomyzidaeDiptera
Ula mollissimaPediciidaeDiptera
Sarcophaga carnariaSarcophagidaeDiptera
Scathophaga stercorariaScathophagidaeDiptera
Scathophaga suilla ScathophagidaeDiptera
Schwenckfeldina carbonariaSciaridaeDiptera
Lotophila atraSphaeroceridaeDiptera
Beris chalybataStratiomyidaeDiptera
Cheilosia variabilisSyrphidaeDiptera
Eristalis pertinaxSyrphidaeDiptera
Eristalis tenaxSyrphidaeDiptera
Helophilus pendulusSyrphidaeDiptera
Leucozona lucorumSyrphidaeDiptera
Rhingia campestrisSyrphidaeDiptera
Syritta pipiensSyrphidaeDiptera
Blondelia nigripesTachinidaeDiptera
Medina collarisTachinidaeDiptera
Tachina ursinaTachinidaeDiptera
Prionocera pubescensTipulidaeDiptera Rare - associated with bogs
Tipula lunaTipulidaeDiptera
Elasmostethus interstinctusAcanthostomatidaeHemiptera
Aradus depressusAradidaeHemipteraRecorded 9th March
Anthocoris nemorumCimicidaeHemiptera
Kleidocerys resedaeLygaeidaeHemiptera
Nysius huttoniLygaeidaeHemipteraRecorded 9th March
Harpocera thoracicaMiridaeHemiptera
Stenodema laevigataMiridaeHemiptera
Nabis ericetorumNabidaeHemiptera
Dolycoris baccarumHairy Shieldbug PentatomidaeHemiptera
Palomena prasinaGreen ShieldbugPentatomidaeHemiptera
Piezodorus lituratusGorse ShieldbugPentatomidaeHemiptera
Zicrona caeruleaBlue ShieldbugPentatomidaeHemiptera
Andrena cinerariaAshy Mining BeeAndrenidaeHymenoptera
Andrena fulvaTawny Mining BeeAndrenidaeHymenoptera
Bombus lapidariusLarge Red Tailed Bumble BeeApidaeHymenoptera
Bombus pascuorumCommon Carder BeeApidaeHymenoptera
Bombus pratorumEarly Bumble BeeApidaeHymenoptera
Bombus terrestrisBuff-Tailed Bumble BeeApidaeHymenoptera
Charmon cruentatusBraconidaeHymenoptera
Zele deceptorBraconidaeHymenoptera
Cratichneumon luteiventrisIchneumonidaeHymenoptera
Diplazon tetragonusIchneumonidaeHymenoptera
Gelis areatorIchneumonidaeHymenoptera
Ophion minutusIchneumonidaeHymenoptera
Stilbops vetulaIchneumonidaeHymenoptera
Oniscus asellusCommon Shiny WoodlouseOniscidaeIsopoda
Philoscia muscorumCommon Striped WoodlousePhilosciidaeIsopoda
Porcellio scaberCommon Rough WoodlousePorcellionidaeIsopoda
Ematurga atomariaCommon HeathGeometridaeLepidoptera
Xanthorhoe montanataSilver-ground CarpetGeometridaeLepidoptera
Callophrys rubiGreen HairstreakLygaenidaeLepidoptera
Anarta myrtilliBeautiful Yellow UnderwingNoctuidaeLepidoptera
Aglais ioPeacockNymphalidaeLepidoptera
Anthocharis cardaminesOrange-tipPieridaeLepidoptera
Pieris napiGreen-veined WhitePieridaeLepidoptera
Panorpa germanicaPanorpidaeMecoptera
Nemastoma bimaculatumNemastomatidaeOpiliones
Platybunus triangularisPhalangiidaeOpiliones
Lumbricus terrestrisLumbricidaeOpisthopora
Tetrix undulataCommon Ground HopperTetrigidaeOrthoptera
Meconema thalassinumOak Bush-cricketTettigoniidaeOrthoptera
Neobisium carcinoidesNeobisidaePseudoscorpiones
Beraea pullataBeraeidaeTricoptera
Glyphotaelius pellucidusLimnephilidaeTricoptera
Limnephilus auriculaLimnephilidaeTricoptera
Limnephilus luridusLimnephilidaeTricoptera