Heteroptera and Diptera surveys on the Ainsdale and Birkdale Hills Local Nature Reserve


This report provides the results of a series of heteroptera and diptera surveys carried out on the Ainsdale and Birkdale Hills local nature reserve. Seven visits were made between April 2017 and July 2019, resulting in 1109 individual records of the presence of a species in a 100m grid square on a specific date. This was part of a wider programme of surveys across a wide range of sites and habitats in Lancashire and Cheshire. A full list is given of the 367 species recorded and their distribution across four habitat zones defined by distance from the shore. Species recorded at this site and nowhere else during these surveys are highlighted and discussed. The species list is interpreted in terms of habitat assemblages using the PANTHEON software available on the website of the Biological Records Centre.

Ref. bugs

Ref. true flies

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