Hale Duck Decoy 3rd July 2019

Thank you to the 10 recorders who met at Hale Duck Decoy on Merseyside for this Recording Day.

The fascinating history of the Hale Duck Decoy is documented HERE

We’d like to thank the landowners and Natural England for permission to survey the site and the Local Environmental Records Centre’s RECORD & Merseyside Biobank for the species records prior to our visit.

Recorders:  Dave Bentley, Philip Brighton, Stephen Fletcher, Gary Hedges, Tony Hunter, Casey McShane, Belinda Nixie, Julia Simons, Clive Washington, Rob Zloch.

A developing species list is given below with more to be added in the coming weeks and months as recorders identify their specimens.  This list includes records from Tony Hunter & Gary Hedges site visit on 23rd August 2018.  As well as providing us with a list, recorders are asked to formally submit their recorders via their usual channels (iRecord is recommended).

Download Hale Duck Decoy Species List & Raw Data [Excel spreadsheet] last updated 29/01/2021

SpeciesCommon nameOrderFamilyUK Rarity StatusRecord Context
Araneus diadematus Clerck, 1757AraneaeAraneidae
Araniella cucurbitina (Clerck, 1757)AraneaeAraneidae
Gibbaranea gibbosa (Walckenaer, 1802)AraneaeAraneidae
Nuctenea umbratica (Clerck, 1757)AraneaeAraneidae
Zygiella atrica (C.L. Koch, 1845)AraneaeAraneidae
Hylyphantes graminicola (Sundevall, 1830)AraneaeLinyphiidae
Maso sundevalli (Westring, 1851)AraneaeLinyphiidae
Tenuiphantes flavipes (Blackwall, 1854)AraneaeLinyphiidae
Tenuiphantes tenuis (Blackwall, 1852)AraneaeLinyphiidae
Pardosa agrestis (Westring, 1861)AraneaeLycosidae
Philodromus praedatus O.P.-Cambridge, 1871AraneaePisauridae
Pisaura mirabilis (Clerck, 1757)AraneaePisauridae
Metellina mengei (Blackwall, 1869)AraneaeTetragnathidae
Tetragnatha nigrita Lendl, 1886AraneaeTetragnathidae
Enoplognatha ovata (Clerck, 1757)AraneaeTheridiidae
Theridion varians Hahn, 1833AraneaeTheridiidae
Anobium punctatumCommon Furniture BeetleColeopteraAnobiidae
Apion frumentariumColeopteraApionidae
Betulapion simileColeopteraApionidae
Exapion ulicisGorse WeevilColeopteraApionidae
Rhagonycha fulvaCommon Red Soldier BeetleColeopteraCantharidae
Acupalpus dubiusColeopteraCarabidae
Acupalpus parvulusColeopteraCarabidae
Amara communisColeopteraCarabidae
Bembidion assimileColeopteraCarabidae
Bembidion guttulaColeopteraCarabidae
Bembidion lamprosColeopteraCarabidae
Bembidion obliquumColeopteraCarabidae
Bembidion variumColeopteraCarabidae
Dyschirius globosusColeopteraCarabidae
Harpalus rufipesStrawberry Seed BeetleColeopteraCarabidae
Notiophilus biguttatusColeopteraCarabidae
Paranchus albipesColeopteraCarabidae
Pterostichus minorColeopteraCarabidae
Stenolophus mixtusColeopteraCarabidae
Aphthona nonstriataIris Flea BeetleColeopteraChrysomelidae
Bruchus rufimanusBean Seed BeetleColeopteraChrysomelidae
Chaetocnema concinnaBeet Flea BeetleColeopteraChrysomelidae
Crepidodera fulvicornisColeopteraChrysomelidae
Cryptocephalus pusillusColeopteraChrysomelidae
Epitrix pubescensColeopteraChrysomelidae
Gastrophysa polygoniColeopteraChrysomelidae
Gastrophysa viridulaGreen Dock BeetleColeopteraChrysomelidae
Neocrepidodera transversaColeopteraChrysomelidae
Psylliodes chrysocephalaCabbage-stem Flea BeetleColeopteraChrysomelidae
Sphaeroderma testaceumColeopteraChrysomelidae
Adalia decempunctata10-spot LadybirdColeopteraCoccinellidae
Anisosticta novemdecimpunctataWater LadybirdColeopteraCoccinellidae
Coccidula rufaColeopteraCoccinellidae
Coccinella septempunctata7-spot LadybirdColeopteraCoccinellidae
Coccinella undecimpunctata11-spot LadybirdColeopteraCoccinellidae
Halyzia sedecimguttataOrange LadybirdColeopteraCoccinellidae
Harmonia axyridisHarlequin LadybirdColeopteraCoccinellidae
Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata24-spot LadybirdColeopteraCoccinellidae
Archarius pyrrhocerasColeopteraCurculionidae
Euophryum confineColeopteraCurculionidae
Phyllobius roboretanusSmall Green Nettle WeevilColeopteraCurculionidae
Sitona lineatusPea-leaf WeevilColeopteraCurculionidae
Strophosoma melanogrammumNut Leaf WeevilColeopteraCurculionidae
Tachyerges salicisColeopteraCurculionidae
Agabus bipustulatusColeopteraDytiscidae
Agabus nebulosusColeopteraDytiscidae
Colymbetes fuscusColeopteraDytiscidae
Hydroporus planusColeopteraDytiscidae
Hygrotus inaequalisColeopteraDytiscidae
Saprinus semistriatusColeopteraHisteridae
Ochthebius dilatatusColeopteraHydraenidae
Cercyon haemorrhoidalisColeopteraHydrophilidae
Cercyon melanocephalusColeopteraHydrophilidae
Cercyon pygmaeusColeopteraHydrophilidae
Cryptopleurum minutumColeopteraHydrophilidae
Cymbiodyta marginellusColeopteraHydrophilidae
Helophorus aequalisColeopteraHydrophilidae
Helophorus brevipalpisColeopteraHydrophilidae
Sphaeridium bipustulatumColeopteraHydrophilidae
Sphaeridium lunatumColeopteraHydrophilidae
Nanophyes marmoratusLoosestrife WeevilColeopteraNanophyidae
Meligethes aeneusCommon Pollen BeetleColeopteraNitidulidae
Aleochara lanuginosaColeopteraStaphylinidae
Aleochara lataColeopteraStaphylinidae
Aleochara vernaColeopteraStaphylinidae
Anotylus sculpturatusColeopteraStaphylinidae
Anotylus tetracarinatusColeopteraStaphylinidae
Dimetrota atramentariaColeopteraStaphylinidae
Lathrobium terminatumColeopteraStaphylinidae
Othius punctulatusColeopteraStaphylinidae
Oxytelus laqueatusColeopteraStaphylinidae
Philonthus politusColeopteraStaphylinidae
Philonthus variansColeopteraStaphylinidae
Platystethus arenariusColeopteraStaphylinidae
Stenus boopsColeopteraStaphylinidae
Stenus cicindeloidesColeopteraStaphylinidae
Stenus picipennisColeopteraStaphylinidae
Tasgius aterColeopteraStaphylinidae
Tinotus morionColeopteraStaphylinidae
Lagria hirtaColeopteraTenebrionidae
Rhagonycha fulva (Scopoli, 1763)ColeopteraCantharidae
Halyzia sedecimguttata (Linnaeus, 1758)ColeopteraCoccinellidae
Lagria hirta (Linnaeus, 1758)ColeopteraTenebrionidae
Cerodontha fulvipesDipteraAgromyzidae
Liriomyza flaveolaDipteraAgromyzidae
Anthomyia procellarisDipteraAnthomyiidae
Botanophila fugaxDipteraAnthomyiidae
Pegoplata infirmaDipteraAnthomyiidae
Lucilia caesarCommon GreenbottleDipteraCalliphoridae
Lucilia illustrisIllustrious GreenbottleDipteraCalliphoridae
Cystiphora sonchiDipteraCecidomyiidae
Cetema neglectumDipteraChloropidae
Chlorops hypostigmaDipteraChloropidae
Elachiptera cornuta agg.DipteraChloropidae
Thaumatomyia notataDipteraChloropidae
Physocephala rufipes (Fabricius, 1781)DipteraConopidae
Ochlerotatus caspiusDipteraCulicidae
Diastata adustaDipteraDiastatidae
Dolichopus clavipesDipteraDolichopodidae
Dolichopus diademaDipteraDolichopodidae
Dolichopus griseipennisDipteraDolichopodidae
Dolichopus nubilusDipteraDolichopodidae
Dolichopus plumipesDipteraDolichopodidae
Dolichopus ungulatusDipteraDolichopodidae
Gymnopternus aerosusDipteraDolichopodidae
Poecilobothrus nobilitatusDipteraDolichopodidae
Syntormon pallipesDipteraDolichopodidae
Scaptomyza pallidaDipteraDrosophilidae
Parydra coarctataDipteraEphydridae
Fannia armataDipteraFanniidae
Fannia canicularisDipteraFanniidae
Fannia posticaDipteraFanniidae
Fannia rondaniiDipteraFanniidae
Fannia similisDipteraFanniidae
Homoneura interstinctaDipteraLauxaniidae
Meiosimyza decipiensDipteraLauxaniidae
Minettia fasciataDipteraLauxaniidae
Tricholauxania praeustaDipteraLauxaniidae
Symplecta sticticaDipteraLimoniidae
Lonchoptera luteaDipteraLonchopteridae
Azelia zetterstedtiiDipteraMuscidae
Brontaea humilisDipteraMuscidae
Hydrotaea meteoricaDipteraMuscidae
Limnospila albifronsDipteraMuscidae
Morellia aenescensDipteraMuscidae
Phaonia erransDipteraMuscidae
Phaonia halterataDipteraMuscidae
Polietes domitorDipteraMuscidae
Schoenomyza litorellaDipteraMuscidae
Spilogona marinaDipteraMuscidae
Geomyza balachowskyiDipteraOpomyzidae
Geomyza tripunctataDipteraOpomyzidae
Opomyza germinationisDipteraOpomyzidae
Opomyza petreiDipteraOpomyzidae
Pollenia angustigenaNarrow-cheeked ClusterflyDipteraPolleniidae
Sarcophaga variegataDipteraSarcophagidae
Scathophaga stercorariaDipteraScathophagidae
Sciara hemerobioidesDipteraSciaridae
Nemopoda nitidulaDipteraSepsidae
Themira lucidaDipteraSepsidae
Themira minorDipteraSepsidae
Copromyza equinaDipteraSphaeroceridae
Copromyza nigrinaDipteraSphaeroceridae
Leptocera fontinalisDipteraSphaeroceridae
Microchrysa flavicornisGreen GemDipteraStratiomyidae
Nemotelus notatusFlecked SnoutDipteraStratiomyidae
Nemotelus uliginosusBarred SnoutDipteraStratiomyidae
Nemotelus uliginosus (Linnaeus, 1767)DipteraStratiomyiidae
Episyrphus balteatusMarmalade HoverflyDipteraSyrphidae
Eupeodes lunigerDipteraSyrphidae
Helophilus pendulusDipteraSyrphidae
Platycheirus albimanusDipteraSyrphidae
Sphaerophoria scriptaDipteraSyrphidae
Syrphus ribesiiDipteraSyrphidae
Syrphus vitripennisDipteraSyrphidae
Volucella pellucensDipteraSyrphidae
Haematopota pluvialisNotch-horned ClegDipteraTabanidae
Siphona geniculataDipteraTachinidae
Tipula cavaDipteraTipulidae
Tipula oleraceaDipteraTipulidae
Elasmostethus interstinctusBirch ShieldbugHemipteraAcanthosomatidae
Anthocoris nemorumCommon Flower BugHemipteraAnthocoridae
Aphrophora alniHemipteraAphrophoridae
Aphrophora alni (Fallén, 1805)HemipteraAphrophoridae
Philaenus spumariusCuckoo-Spit InsectHemipteraAphrophoridae
Eupteryx aurataHemipteraCicadellidae
Iassus scutellaris (Fieber, 1868)HemipteraCicadellidae
Streptanus sordidusHemipteraCicadellidae
Capsus aterHemipteraMiridae
Closterotomus norwegicusPotato CapsidHemipteraMiridae
Deraeocoris (Deraeocoris) flavilinea (A. Costa, 1862)HemipteraMiridae
Lygus rugulipennisEuropean Tarnished Plant BugHemipteraMiridae
Megacoelum infusumHemipteraMiridae
Orthotylus (Orthotylus) marginalisDark Green Apple CapsidHemipteraMiridae
Orthotylus (Orthotylus) ochrotrichusHemipteraMiridae
Psallus (Psallus) variansHemipteraMiridae
Stenotus binotatusTimothy GrassbugHemipteraMiridae
Dolycoris baccarumHairy ShieldbugHemipteraPentatomidae
Palomena prasinaGreen ShieldbugHemipteraPentatomidae
Palomena prasina (Linnaeus, 1761)HemipteraPentatomidae
Troilus luridusBronze ShieldbugHemipteraPentatomidae
Saldula saltatoriaCommon ShorebugHemipteraSaldidae
Bombus terrestris subsp. audaxHymenopteraApidae
Crossocerus podagricus (Vander Linden, 1829)HymenopteraCrabronidae
Rhopalum (Corynopus) coarctatum (Scopoli, 1763)HymenopteraCrabronidae
Stigmus pendulus Panzer, 1804HymenopteraCrabronidae
Andricus kollariMarble GallHymenopteraCynipidae
Andricus quercuscalicisKnopper GallHymenopteraCynipidae
Neuroterus quercusbaccarumCommon Spangle GallHymenopteraCynipidae
Endromopoda detrita (Holmgren, 1860)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Enicospilus ramidulus (Linnaeus, 1758)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Eurylabus tristis (Gravenhorst, 1829)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Gelis areator (Panzer, 1804)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Lissonota (Lissonota) coracina (Gmelin, 1790)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Phytodietus ?albipes Holmgren, 1856HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Pimpla rufipes (Miller, 1759)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Pimpla turionellae (Linnaeus, 1758)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Scambus buolianae (Hartig, 1838)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Syrphoctonus tarsatorius (Panzer, 1809)HymenopteraIchneumonidae
Ancistrocerus trifasciatus (Müller, 1776)HymenopteraVespidae
Vespula germanicaGerman WaspHymenopteraVespidae
Thymelicus sylvestrisSmall SkipperLepidopteraHesperiidae
Pararge aegeria tircisSpeckled WoodLepidopteraNymphalidae
Dichochrysa prasina (Burmeister, 1839)NeuropteraChrysopidae
Chorthippus brunneusField GrasshopperOrthopteraAcrididae
Chorthippus brunneus (Thunberg, 1815)OrthopteraAcrididae
Tetrix subulataSlender Ground-hopperOrthopteraTetrigidae
Aceria campestricolaTrombidiformesEriophyidae