Edgeland Species List

All species listed here have been found on the 90 acre site I call my Edgeland. See the Edgeland page for more info. The list will be updated as and when I come across new species. Note that this list begins in Autumn from October 2016 and as such the Plant/Insect sections look a little barren! Given the proximity of my garden to the edgeland (25 metres as the Crow flies), any species found in the garden (particularly insects) will be included in this list.

As of October 2016

Birds A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Blackbird
  2. Black-headed gull
  3. Blue tit
  4. Bullfinch
  5. Buzzard
  6. Canada goose
  7. Carrion Crow
  8. Chaffinch
  9. Chiffchaff
  10. Collard Dove
  11. Coot
  12. Dunnock
  13. Fieldfare
  14. Goldcrest
  15. Goldfinch
  16. Great spotted woodpecker
  17. Great tit
  18. Green woodpecker
  19. Greenfinch
  20. Grey Wagtail
  21. Heron
  22. Herring gul
  23. House sparrow
  24. Jackdaw
  25. Kestrel
  26. Kingfisher
  27. Lesser Black-Backed gul
  28. Little owl
  29. Long-tailed tit
  30. Magpie
  31. Mallard
  32. Meadow Pipit
  33. Merlin*
  34. Moorhen
  35. Mute Swan
  36. Pheasant
  37. Pied Wagtail
  38. Red Kite
  39. Redwing
  40. Reed Bunting
  41. Robin
  42. Siberian Chiffchaff*
  43. Song thrush
  44. Sparrowhawk
  45. Starling
  46. Stock dove
  47. Stonechat*
  48. Swallow
  49. Treecreeper
  50. Yellowhammer
  51. Water rail
  52. Willow warbler
  53. Wood pigeon
  54. Wren

Mammals A-Z

  1. Badger
  2. Bank vole
  3. Brown Hare
  4. Brown rat
  5. Field vole
  6. Grey squirrel
  7. Hedgehog
  8. Pipistrelle bat
  9. Rabbit
  10. Red fox
  11. Wood mouse

Crustaceans and Isopod Crustaceans A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Pill Woodlouse Armadillidium vulgare
  2. Signal crayfish
  3. White-clawed crayfish**

Reptiles and Amphibians A-Z

  1. Common frog
  2. Common Toad
  3. Grass snake

Fish A-Z  River Species Only (Canal stock not included)

  1. Chub
  2. Common Minnow
  3. Stickleback

Slugs and Snails A-Z

  1. Brown-lipped snail Cepaea nemoralis
  2. Common Garden slug Arion Hortensis/Distinctus
  3. Garden Snail Cornu aspersum
  4. Girdled Snail Hygromia cinctella
  5. Kentish snail Monacha cantiana
  6. Large black slug Arion ater
  7. Leopard slug Limax maximus
  8. White-lipped snail Cepaea hortensis

Spiders and Relatives A-Z

  1. Black Lace-Weaver Spider Amaurobius ferox
  2. Common Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata
  3. Garden Spider Araneus diadematus
  4. Lace-Weaver Spider Amaurobius similis
  5. Long-legged Cellar Spider Pholcus phalangioides
  6. Money Spider Lepthyphantes tenuis
  7. Philodromus dispar
  8. Tetragnatha extensa
  9. Tibellus oblongus
  10. Zebra Spider Salticus scenicus
  11. Zebra Spider Salticus zebraneus

INSECTS

Butterflies A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
  2. Comma Polygonia c-album
  3. Green-veined White Pieris napi
  4. Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus
  5. Large White Pieris brassicae
  6. Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines
  7. Painted Lady Vanessa Cardui
  8. Peacock Aglais io
  9. Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
  10. Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
  11. Small White Pieris rapae
  12. Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria

Moths A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
  2. Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
  3. Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea
  4. Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
  5. Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria
  6. Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata
  7. Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella
  8. Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea
  9. Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae
  10. Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula
  11. Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta
  12. Common Flat-Body Agonopterix heracliana
  13. Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata
  14. Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla
  15. Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata
  16. Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi
  17. Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina
  18. Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella
  19. Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis
  20. December Moth Poecilocampa populi
  21. Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria
  22. Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea**
  23. Double-Striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
  24. Early Grey Xylocampa areola
  25. Early Thorn Selenia dentaria
  26. Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata
  27. Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta
  28. Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata
  29. Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
  30. Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria
  31. Green Longhorn Adela reaumurella
  32. Heart and Dart Agrotis exclamationis
  33. Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica
  34. Large Tabby Aglossa pinguinalis*
  35. Least Black Arches Nola confusalis
  36. Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
  37. Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg.
  38. March Moth Alsophila aescularia
  39. Meadow Long-horn Cauchas rufimitrella
  40. Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
  41. Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata
  42. Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica
  43. Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea
  44. Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana
  45. Notocelia cynosbatella
  46. Oak Beauty Biston strataria
  47. Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata
  48. Ochreous Pug Eupithecia indigata*
  49. Pale Pinion Lithophane socia
  50. Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda
  51. Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac
  52. Peppered moth Biston betularia
  53. Phtheochroa rugosana
  54. Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi
  55. Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis
  56. Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula
  57. Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata
  58. Scrobipalpa costella
  59. Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta
  60. Silver Y Autographa gamma
  61. Small Quaker Orthosia cruda
  62. Small Yellow Underwing Panemeria tenebrata
  63. The Streamer Anticlea derivata
  64. Triple-barred Argent Argyresthia trifasciata
  65. Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla
  66. Vine’s Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua
  67. Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria
  68. White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda
  69. White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella
  70. White-spotted Pug upithecia tripunctaria
  71. Winter Moth Operophtera brumata
  72. Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata

Bees A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris
  2. Common Carder Bee Bombus pascuorum 
  3. Early Bumblebee Bombus pratorum
  4. Hairy-footed Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
  5. Honey bee Apis mellifera
  6. Red Mason Bee Osmia bicornis
  7. Red-tailed Bumblebee Bombus lapidarius
  8. Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum
  9. White-tailed Bumblebee Bombus lucorum

Ants and Wasps A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Black Garden ant Lasius niger
  2. Common Red ant Myrmica rubra
  3. Common Wasp Vespula vulgars
  4. European Hornet Vespa crabro
  5. Ichneumon Stramentor (Parasitic Wasp)
  6. Yellow Meadow ant Lasius flavus

Dragonflies A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

Flies, Gnats, Midges and Hoverflies A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Banded Mosquito Culiseta annulata
  2. Bluebottle Calliphora vomitoria
  3. Common banded Hoverfly Syrphus ribesii
  4. Common Cranefly
  5. Common Housefly Musca domestica
  6. Common Mosquito Culex pipiens
  7. Notch-Horned Cleg (Horsefly) Haematopota pluvialis
  8. Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
  9. Fungus Gnat Ditomyia fasciata
  10. Greenbottle Lucilia sericata
  11. Leucozona lucorum (Hoverfly)
  12. Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus
  13. Marsh Hoverfly Helophilus pendulus
  14. Melanostoma mellinum (Hoverfly)
  15. Winter Gnat Trichocera annulata
  16. Yellow Dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria

Lacewings, Scorpianflies, Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddisflies A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Caddisfly Stenophylax permistus
  2. Chrysoperla carnea (Green Lacewing)
  3. Nineta flava (Green Lacewing)
  4. Panorpa germanica (Scorpianfly)
  5. Wesmaelius subnebulosus (Brown Lacewing)

Earwigs A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Earwig Forficula auricularia
  2. Lesser Earwig Labia minor

Grasshoppers and Crickets A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

Beetles A-Z (Including Ladybirds) (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Altica lythri (Flea Beetle)
  2. Black Sexton Beetle Nicrophorus humator
  3. Cantharis rustica (Soldier Beetle)
  4. Cockchafer (Maybug) Melolontha melolontha
  5. Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis
  6. Rosemary Beetle Chrysolina americana
  7. Seven Spot Ladybird Coccinella septempunctata
  8. Vine Weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Bugs and Relatives A-Z (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Common Green Shieldbug Palomena prasina
  2. Hawthorn Shieldbug Acanthosoma haemorrhoidal
  3. Juniper Shieldbug Cyphostethus tristriatus

Centipedes and Millipedes (Local rarities denoted by asterisk*, National rarities denoted by double asterisk**)

  1. Millipede Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus

FLORA AND FUNGI

Trees and Shrubs A-Z

  1. Blackthorn
  2. Bramble
  3. Common Ivy
  4. Goat Willow
  5. Hawthorn
  6. Norway Maple
  7. Oak
  8. Silver Birch
  9. Spindle
  10. Willow

Wildflowers and Herbs A-Z

  1. Broad-leaved Dock
  2. Brooklime
  3. Cleavers
  4. Coltsfoot
  5. Common Chickweed
  6. Common Dog-violet
  7. Common Field Speedwell
  8. Common Ragwort
  9. Common Vetch
  10. Cow Parsley
  11. Creeping Buttercup
  12. Cuckoo Flower
  13. Daffodil (wild)
  14. Daisy
  15. Dandelion
  16. Dove’s-foot crane’s-bill
  17. Greater Plantain
  18. Great Willowherb
  19. Hairy Bittercress
  20. Herb Robert
  21. Hogweed
  22. Lesser Celandine
  23. Nettle
  24. Primrose
  25. Red Dead-nettle
  26. Scentless Mayweed
  27. Sweet Violet
  28. Teasel
  29. White Clover
  30. White Deadnettle
  31. Wild Carrot
  32. Wild Strawberry

Orchids A-Z

Fungi and Lichens A-Z

  1. Common Bonnet
  2. Common Yellow Lichen Xanthoria parietina
  3. Shaggy ink cap
  4. Skurfy Twiglet
  5. Stubble Rosegill

Total Fauna: 227

Total Flora: 47

Total Number Of Recorded Species: 274