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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »