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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 2.1 – 4th April 2019 – an additional chapter… 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 »

Lancashire Wildlife Journal Vol. 2-3 Lancashire Wildlife Journal Vol. 2-3 Download

Lancashire Wildlife Journal Number 2 & 3 (1993) A Journal of Natural History for the Lancashire Region Content of relevance to Entomology: Pg. 17 Kidney-spot Ladybirds in Lancashire and Adjoining Counties 1991 – 1992 –… Read more »

Cheshire Moth Atlas 1808 – 2017 Cheshire Moth Atlas 1808 – 2017 [ Link ]

A downloadable PDF (207 mb) containing tetrad (2 km) resolution maps for all 1506 moth species known to have been recorded in VC58 (Cheshire). Species maps are ordered taxonomically according to the numbering system of… Read more »

No Image Available A Provisional Checklist of Testaceous Nocturnal Ichneumonoidaea for Lancashire and Cheshire (VC58,59,60) Download

A spreadsheet version of this checklist is available here – a PDF version can be downloaded from the link below. This is a first attempt to provide a basic provisional checklist of the Testaceous Nocturnal… Read more »

The status and distribution of the jumping spider Sitticus floricola in Northwest England and Wales The status and distribution of the jumping spider Sitticus floricola in Northwest England and Wales Download

A field survey of the Near Threatened and Nationally Rare jumping spider Sitticus floricola (C. L. Koch, 1837) was undertaken between 8th August and 8th October 2017 to ascertain its current distribution in England and… Read more »

The Status and Distribution of the scarab beetles Rhysothorax rufa and Ammoecius brevis on Lancashire dunes in 2017 The Status and Distribution of the scarab beetles Rhysothorax rufa and Ammoecius brevis on Lancashire dunes in 2017 Download

A 2017 survey utilising both hand-searching and baited pitfall trapping was undertaken along the Sefton Coast to determine the current status of the scarab beetles Rhysothorax rufa and Ammoecius brevis where they had been previously… Read more »

The Dragonflies of Lancashire and North Merseyside The Dragonflies of Lancashire and North Merseyside Download

This Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society (LCFS) publication covers the changing status of dragonflies in Lancashire and North Merseyside, the history of recording in the region, factors affecting dragonfly distributions, main habitats and key sites,… Read more »

Distinctive Invertebrates in Light Traps Distinctive Invertebrates in Light Traps Download

This document provides a simple guide to identifying some distinctive invertebrates that turn up in light traps (normally set for targeting moths alone). This document is due to be improved and expanded so watch out… Read more »

Some Corrections to the Fungus Gnats (Diptera, Mycetophiloidea) of Lancashire and Cheshire Some Corrections to the Fungus Gnats (Diptera, Mycetophiloidea) of Lancashire and Cheshire Download

Published in the journal of the Lancashire and Cheshire Entomological Society Vol. 114, pp.38-53.  Checklist with pre/post-1970 records and explanation for corrections to the list of Diptera of Lancashire and Cheshire compiled by Kidd and… Read more »

Recorder’s Report on Coleoptera, 1917 Recorder’s Report on Coleoptera, 1917 Download

Published in the Journal of the Lancashire and Cheshire Entomological Society, Vol. 42-44 pp. 16-18 This report provides a list of additions to Sharp’s Checklist of Lancashire and Cheshire Coleoptera Notes on status are fewer… Read more »