Heteroptera and Diptera Surveys on the Smithills Estate


This report provides the results of a series of Heteroptera and Diptera surveys carried out on the Smithills Estate, owned and managed by the Woodland Trust. Eleven visits were made between September 2015 and May 2019, resulting in 1370 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 440 species recorded and their distribution across twelve defined habitat compartments. 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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