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No Image Available Filling Gaps in World Museum British Diptera Collection Download

A document providing a simple list of species gaps in World Museum British Diptera collection as of July 2018. The World Museum entomology department curate a national collection of invertebrate specimens used daily for research… Read more »

Report on surveys for the stonefly Isogenus nubecula Newman and the caddisfly Ylodes simulans (Tjeder) in the River Dee, Cheshire in 2018 and 2019 Report on surveys for the stonefly Isogenus nubecula Newman and the caddisfly Ylodes simulans (Tjeder) in the River Dee, Cheshire in 2018 and 2019 Download

Summary A report on 2018 & 2019 surveys for Critically Endangered stonefly Isogenus nubecula and Nationally Rare caddis Ylodes simulans in the Cheshire part of the River Dee. Neither species were found in Cheshire but… Read more »

Studies on the rare caddisfly Anabolia brevipennis (Curtis) in Cheshire, in 2018 and 2019 Studies on the rare caddisfly Anabolia brevipennis (Curtis) in Cheshire, in 2018 and 2019 Download

Summary Many larvae of Anabolia brevipennis were found at two sites in Cheshire; Hatch Mere Fen and Wybunbury Moss, where we had found them in similar numbers 30 years ago. The species was not found… Read more »

Checklists of mites (Acari: Oribatida) found in Lancashire and Cheshire Checklists of mites (Acari: Oribatida) found in Lancashire and Cheshire Download

Introduction: In the classic sense of the group, oribatid mites (also called beetle mites, armoured mites, or moss mites) comprise more than 9,000 named species (Schatz, 2002, 2005; Subías, 2004) representing 172 families. Although many… Read more »

Deadwood Invertebrate Survey of Styal Woods Deadwood Invertebrate Survey of Styal Woods Download

SUMMARY Styal Country Park straddles a wooded gorge section of the River Bollin and contains areas of ancient woodland as well as many veteran trees, in the farmland as well as the woods; • It lies… Read more »

Confirming the status of Lancashire’s endemic freshwater Nemertean – Prostoma jenningsi Confirming the status of Lancashire’s endemic freshwater Nemertean – Prostoma jenningsi Download [ Link ]

Abstract The aim of this study was to confirm the status of Lancashire’s endemic freshwater Nemertean – Prostoma jenningsi. Due to human induced environmental change and the degradation of habitats, a vast decline in biodiversity… Read more »

Tanyptera Project Priority Species 2019 V3 – PDF version Tanyptera Project Priority Species 2019 V3 – PDF version Download

Tanyptera Project priority species 2019 version 3. Also available as an annotated Spreadsheet    

Heteroptera and Diptera surveys on the Manchester Mosses with Pantheon analysis Heteroptera and Diptera surveys on the Manchester Mosses with Pantheon analysis Download

This report describes the results of a series of surveys on the Manchester mosslands covering heteroptera (shield bugs, plant bugs and allies), craneflies, hoverflies, and a number of other fly families. Sites covered are the… Read more »

Heteroptera and Diptera surveys in the Delamere Forest, 2013-2017 Heteroptera and Diptera surveys in the Delamere Forest, 2013-2017 Download

This report provides the results of a series of heteroptera and diptera surveys carried out in the Delamere Forest itself and some of the satellite woodland and bogs. A full list is given of the… Read more »

The Status and Distribution of the scarab beetle Sigorus porcus in Cheshire and Lancashire in 2018 The Status and Distribution of the scarab beetle Sigorus porcus in Cheshire and Lancashire in 2018 Download

Summary A desk-based survey of known records of the scarab beetle Sigorus porcus in Cheshire and Lancashire (Vice Counties 58, 59 and 60) revealed six historic localities plus one erroneous record in VC58. Suitable sites… Read more »

A guide to using iRecord A guide to using iRecord Download

A guide to using and making the most of biological recording platform iRecord. Comments on this guide are welcomed by author Steve Garland. This is version 3.0 – May 2019 – a number of additions,… Read more »

Spring Bees ID Guide Spring Bees ID Guide Download

An identification guide to some common bees that appear in Cheshire during Spring. This guide was published for the launch of Cheshire Bee Group 13 March 2019. Distribution maps and more information about Cheshire bees… Read more »

The status and distribution of the horseflies Atylotus plebeius and Hybomitra lurida on the Cheshire Plain area of North West England The status and distribution of the horseflies Atylotus plebeius and Hybomitra lurida on the Cheshire Plain area of North West England Download

Summary This document is a report of the findings of a broad-ranging survey carried out by Andrew Grayson [the surveyor] during summer 2018 on numerous mire habitats and related wetlands throughout the Cheshire Plain area…. Read more »

No Image Available A Checklist of Lancashire’s Aculeate Hymenoptera Download

A checklist for Aculeate Hymenoptera in Lancashire (V.C. 59 / 60 + small area of 64) in spreadsheet form. It is aimed that this spreadsheet will be updated annually from BWARS and LRC datasets Descriptions of distribution,… Read more »

The Diptera of Lancashire and Cheshire: Empidoidea, Part I The Diptera of Lancashire and Cheshire: Empidoidea, Part I Download

Summary: This document provides a new checklist for the four Diptera families (Atelestidae, Brachystomidae, Empididae and Hybotidae) which together with the Dolichopodidae constitute the superfamily Empidoidea. This supersedes the lists of the Empididae of Lancashire… Read more »

No Image Available Collembola Atlas Project (VC59) [ Link ]

A link at the bottom of this page goes to the live records for the Collembola Atlas mapping project in VC59 (South Lancashire) co-ordinated by Ben Deed (Merseyside Biobank), Steve McWilliam and Susan Marley. More… Read more »

Land Management Practices for Rare Butterfly Species – Influences on Macro Moth Community Assemblages at Warton Crag SSSI, north Lancashire. Land Management Practices for Rare Butterfly Species – Influences on Macro Moth Community Assemblages at Warton Crag SSSI, north Lancashire. Download

A brief report based on a dissertation by a Lancaster University student. Aim To provide baseline data for potential future studies at Warton Crag, north Lancashire and the surrounding area. This project was supported by… Read more »

Surveying Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera) across the carbon landscape mosslands Surveying Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera) across the carbon landscape mosslands Download

A brief summary report of the Carbon Landscapes’s project ‘Surveying Bog Bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera) across the carbon landscape mosslands’ This survey was supported by a Tanyptera Poject small grant

Surveying Holcroft and Highfield Mosses for raised bog arachnids Surveying Holcroft and Highfield Mosses for raised bog arachnids Download

A summary of findings from a Survey of Holcroft and Highfield Mosses for raised bog arachnids. This survey was supported a Tanyptera Project small grant.  

Cheshire & Lancashire lowland bog spider surveys 2018 Cheshire & Lancashire lowland bog spider surveys 2018 Download

Summary This report summarises a series of casual surveys of 11 lowland bogs in Cheshire and Lancashire over the summer and early autumn of 2018. The primary survey method was vacuum sampling – a technique… Read more »

Manchester Entomological Society Annual Reports, Proceedings and Transactions 1904-1963 Vols. 1 to 61 Manchester Entomological Society Annual Reports, Proceedings and Transactions 1904-1963 Vols. 1 to 61 [ Link ]

The entire series (Vols. 1 to 61) of the Manchester Entomological Society annual reports, proceedings and transactions running from 1904 to 1963 have been digitalised. The hardcopy journals held at Manchester Museum were kindly made… Read more »

Spiders of Lancashire – Atlas Maps Spiders of Lancashire – Atlas Maps Download

A PDF document comprising atlas maps for each Lancashire spider species as was known in 2010. The records that provide the data for these maps were compiled from various sources by the late Jennifer Newton… Read more »

Lancashire Wildlife Journal Vol. 4 Lancashire Wildlife Journal Vol. 4 Download

Lancashire Wildlife Journal Vol. 4 (1994) A Journal of Natural History for the Lancashire Region Content of relevance to Entomology: Pg. 1 Solitary Wasps and Ants (Sphecidae & Formicidae) of Lancashire and Cheshire – S…. Read more »

Lancashire Wildlife Journal Vol. 1 Lancashire Wildlife Journal Vol. 1 Download

Lancashire Wildlife Journal Vol. 1 (1991) A Journal of Natural History for the Lancashire Region Content of relevance to Entomology: Pg. 22 Dragonflies of the Sefton Coast Sand-dune System, Merseyside – by R.A.Hall and P.H.Smith… Read more »