Species List

This is a complete list to date of all the different species I have photographed on the Mendips and included within this site, as well as a list, this page can also be used as a search tool by clicking on the common name to view an image for that species. To return to the list, just select the 'Back' button on your browser. This list will be continually updated as images for each new species are added.

Whilst every attempt has been made to put the correct common and Latin names to the subjects in the images, I have a feeling that some may not be accurate; there are a few that are notoriously difficult to label with accuracy, for example, certain Moths, Flies and the Ichneumon Wasps, therefore, if there are any experts reading this, I would be particularly interested to hear of alternative identifications.


Key: (c) caterpillar, (l) larva, (i) instar

ANGIOSPERMS – Flowering Plants

Bluebell
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
East Harptree Woods
Cowslip
Primula veris
Draycott Sleights
Greater Stitchwort
Stellaria holostea
East Harptree Woods
Ground Ivy
Glechoma hederacea
Rodney Stoke NNR
Eyebright
Euphrasia officinalis
Ubley Warren
Toothwort
Lathraea squamaria
Rodney Stoke NNR
Sweet Violet
Viola odorata
Rodney Stoke NNR
Early Dog-violet
Viola reichenbachiana
Rodney Stoke NNR
Wild Primrose
Primula vulgaris
Rodney Stoke NNR
Wood Anemone
Anemone nemerosa
Rodney Stoke NNR


ARANEAE - Spiders

Comb-footed Spider
Enoplognatha ovata
Blackmoor Reserve
Crab Spider
Misumena vatia
Shute Shelve Hill
Garden Spider
Araneus diadematus
East Harptree Woods
Green Orb Weaver
Araniella cucurbitina
Priddy
Nursery Web Spider
Pisaura mirabilis
Rodney Stoke NNR
Orb Weaver
Araneus quadratus
Blackmoor Reserve
Orb Weaver
Agalenatea redii
GB Gruffy
Spider
Cyclosa conica
Rodney Stoke NNR
Spider
Meta segmentata
East Harptree Woods
Spider
Tetragnatha extensa
Rodney Stoke NNR


COLLEMBOLA - Springtails

Springtail
Pogonognathellus flavescens
Stockhill Woods


COLEOPTERA - Beetles

Bloody Nosed Beetle
Timarcha tenebricosa
Priddy
Click Beetle
Agriotes obscurus
Priddy
Click Beetle
Agriotes sputator
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Click Beetle
Athous haemorrhoidalis
GB Gruffy
Click Beetle
Ctenicera pectinicornis
Priddy
Click Beetle
Denticollis linearis
Rodney Stoke NNR
Garden Chafer Beetle
Phyllopertha horticola
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Green Tiger Beetle
Cicindela campestris
Ubley Warren
Hazel Leaf Roller Weevil
Apoderus coryli
Rodney Stoke NNR
Leaf Beetle
Cryptocephalus hypochoeridis
Axbridge Hill
Leaf Beetle
Gastrophysa viridula
Priddy
Leaf Beetle
Lochmaea crataegi
Rodney Stoke NNR
Longhorn Beetle
Leptura maculata
Rodney Stoke NNR
Oil Beetle
Meloe proscarabeus
Ubley Warren
Rove Beetle
Ocypus olens
Rodney Stoke NNR
Seven Spot Ladybird
Coccinella septempunctata
Stockhill Woods
Soldier Beetle
Cantharis rustica
Shute Shelve Hill
Soldier Beetle
Rhagonycha fulva
Rodney Stoke NNR
Soldier Beetle
Rhagonycha lignosus
Rodney Stoke NNR
Thick-legged Flower Beetle
Ischnomera cyanea
Rodney Stoke NNR
24-spot Ladybird
Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata
Rodney Stoke NNR
Weevil
Otiorhynchus clavipes
Rodney Stoke NNR
Weevil
Otiorhynchus singularis
Stockhill Woods


DERMAPTERA – Earwigs

Common Earwig
Forficula auricularia
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve


DIPTERA - Flies

Bee Fly
Bombylius major
Rodney Stoke NNR
Black Gnat
Bibio johannis
GB Gruffy
Cleg-fly
Haematopota pluvialis
Stockhill Woods
Common Cluster Fly
Pollenia rudis
GB Gruffy
Common Flesh Fly
Sarcophaga carnaria
Priddy
Crane Fly
Tipula paludosa
GB Gruffy
Tiger Crane Fly
Nephrotoma appendiculata
Rodney Stoke NNR
Dance Fly
Empis livida
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Dance Fly
Empis tessellata
Axbridge Hill
Dance Fly
Hybos culiciformis
East Harptree Woods
Fever Fly
Dilophus febrilis
GB Gruffy
Fly
Adia cinerella
Blackmoor Reserve
Giant Tachinid Fly
Tachina grossa
Priddy
Hoverfly
Cheilosia grossa
Rodney Stoke NNR
Hoverfly
Eristalis arbustorum
Priddy
Hoverfly
Eristalis pertinax
Axbridge Hill
Hoverfly
Eupeodes corollae
Draycott Sleights
Hoverfly
Eupeodes latifasciatus
Priddy
Hoverfly
Helophilus pendulus
Rodney Stoke NNR
Hoverfly
Melanostoma scalare
East Harptree Woods
Hoverfly
Platycheirus albimanus
Blackmoor Reserve
Hoverfly
Paragus haemorrhous
Axbridge Hill
Hoverfly
Scaeva pyrastri
Priddy
Hoverfly
Sphaerophoria scripta
GB Gruffy
Hoverfly
Syritta pipiens
Rodney Stoke NNR
Hoverfly
Tropidia scita
Priddy
Hoverfly
Xanthogramma citrofasciatum
GB Gruffy
Marsh Fly
Coremacera marginata
Stockhill Woods
Midge
Chironomus sp.
Blackmoor Reserve
Muscid Fly
Graphomya maculata
Blackmoor Reserve
Robberfly
Dioctria rufipes
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Robberfly
Leptarthrus brevirostris
Priddy
Robberfly
Machimus atricapillus
Blackmoor Reserve
Snipe Fly
Rhagio tringarius
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
St Marks Fly
Bibio marci
GB Gruffy
Thick Headed Fly
Physocephala rufipes
Priddy
Thistle Gall Fly
Urophora cardui
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Yellow Dung Flies
Scathophaga stercoraria
Draycott House Grounds


GLOMERIDA - Pill Millipedes

Pill Millipede
Glomeris marginata
Blackmoor Reserve


HEMIPTERA - Bugs

Froghopper
Neophilaenus lineatus
Priddy
Froghopper
Philaenus spumarius
Blackmoor Reserve
Green Shieldbug (i)
Palomena prasina
Rodney Stoke NNR
Hawthorn Shieldbug
Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale
Rodney Stoke NNR
Hairy Shieldbug
Dolycoris baccarum
GB Gruffy
Marsh Damsel Bug
Nabis limbatus
Stockhill Woods
Plant Bug
Capsus ater
Stockhill Woods
Plant Bug
Corizus hyoscyami
East Harptree Woods
Plant Bug
Leptopterna dolabrata
East Harptree Woods
Plant Bug
Myrmus miriformis
GB Gruffy
Plant Bug
Stenodema holsata
Stockhill Woods
Red and Black Froghopper
Cercopis vulnerata
GB Gruffy
Spiny Shield Bug (i)
Picromerus bidens
Priddy
Tortoise Shieldbug (i)
Eurygaster testudinaria
Blackmoor Reserve
Treehopper
Centrotus cornutus
Shute Shelve Hill


HYMENOPTERA – Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies

Common Carder Bee
Bombus pascuorum
Shute Shelve Hill
Halictid Bee
Lasioglossum calceatum
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Halictid Bee
Lasioglossum albipes
Priddy
Nomada Bee
Nomada ruficornis
Axbridge Hill
Heath Bumblebee
Bombus jonellus
Blackmoor Reserve
Hill Cuckoo Bumblebee
Bombus rupestris
Blackmoor Reserve
Red Tailed Bumblebee
Bombus lapidarius
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Parasitic Wasp
Braconinae sp.
Priddy
Sawfly (l)
Abia sericea
GB Gruffy
Sawfly (l)
Diprion pini
Priddy
Sawfly
Dolerus niger
GB Gruffy
Sawfly
Selandria serva
East Harptree Woods
Sawfly
Rhogogaster viridis
GB Gruffy
Sawfly
Tenthredo arcuata
Stockhill Woods
Sawfly
Tenthredo celtica
Ubley Warren
Sawfly
Tenthredo notha
Stockhill Woods
Sawfly (l)
Tenthredopsis nassata
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Sawfly
Trichiosoma lucorum
Priddy


LEPIDOPTERA – Butterflies

Brown Argus
Aricia agestis
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Chalkhill Blue
Polyommatus coridon
Draycott Sleights
Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus
GB Gruffy
Dark Green Fritillary
Argynnis aglaja
Blackmoor Reserve
Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Priddy
Green Veined White
Pieris napi
Priddy
Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Ubley Warren
Marbled White
Melanargia galathea
Priddy
Meadow Brown
Maniola jurtina
Ubley Warren
Orange Tip
Anthocaris cardamines
Rodney Stoke NNR
Ringlet
Aphantopus hyperantus
Rodney Stoke NNR
Small Blue
Cupido minimus
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Ubley Warren
Small Heath
Coenonympha pamphilus
Ubley Warren
Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene
Priddy
Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Draycott Sleights
Small White
Pieris rapae
Blackmoor Reserve


LEPIDOPTERA – Moths

Angle Shades Moth
Phlogophora meticulosa
Shute Shelve Hill
Barred Straw Moth
Eulithis pyraliata
Blackmoor Reserve
Beautiful Golden Y Moth
Autographa pulchrina
East Harptree Woods
Brimstone Moth
Opisthograptis luteolata
Rodney Stoke NNR
Broom Moth (c)
Melanchra pisi
Priddy
Buff-tip (c)
Phalera bucephala
Priddy
Cinnabar moth (c)
Tyria jacobaeae
Rodney Stoke NNR
Clouded Drab Moth (c)
Orthosia incerta
Stockhill Woods
Drinker Moth (c)
Euthrix potatoria
Priddy
Five Spot Burnet Moth
Zygaena trifolii
Priddy
Forester Moth
Adscita statices
Ubley Warren
Fox Moth
Macrothylacia rubi
GB Gruffy
Gold Swift Moth
Hepialus sylvina
Priddy
Grass Emerald Moth (c)
Pseudoterpna pruinata
Ubley Warren
Green Carpet Moth
Colostygia pectinataria
GB Gruffy
Grey Dagger (c)
Acronicta psi
Priddy
Hebrew Character (c)
Orthosia gothica
Stockhill Woods
Knapweed Bell
Epiblema cirsiana
Rodney Stoke NNR
Longhorn Moth
Adela fibulella
Fry's Hill
Longhorn Moth
Adela reaumurella
Rodney Stoke NNR
Micro Moth
Agriphila inquinatella
Priddy
Micro Moth
Agriphila tristella
Priddy
Micro Moth
Aspilapteryx tringipennella
Priddy
Micro Moth
Crambus perlella
GB Gruffy
Oak Eggar (c)
Lasiocampa quercus
Shute Shelve Hill
Red-barred Gold
Micropterix tunbergella
Rodney Stoke NNR
Scarlet Tiger Moth
Callimorpha dominula
Priddy
Silver Y Moth
Autographa gamma
East Harptree Woods
Six Spot Burnet Moth
Zygaena filipendulae
Draycott Sleights
Small White Wave
Asthena albulata
Rodney Stoke NNR
Treble Bar Moth
Aplocera plagiata
Shute Shelve Hill
White Plume Moth
Pterophorus pentadactyla
Ubley Warren
Wood Tiger Moth
Parasemia plantaginis
Priddy


MECOPTERA – Scorpion Flies

Scorpion Fly
Panorpa communis
Shute Shelve Hill


ODONATA – Dragonflies and Damselflies

Azure Damselfly
Coenagrion puella
Priddy
Black Darter
Sympetrum danae
Priddy
Common Darter
Sympetrum striolatum
Blackmoor Reserve
Emerald Damselfly
Lestes sponsa
Priddy
Four Spotted Chaser
Libellulidae quadrimaculata
Priddy
Large Red Damselfly
Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Priddy


OPILIONES - Harvestman

Harvestman
Leiobunum blackwalli
Stockhill Woods


ORCHIDACEAE - Orchids

Bee Orchid
Ophrys apifera
Ubley Warren
Common Twayblade
Neottia ovata
Rodney Stoke NNR
Common Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza fuchsia
Rodney Stoke NNR
Early Purple Orchid
Orchis mascula
Draycott Sleights
Green Winged Orchid
Anacamptis morio
Draycott Sleights
Heath Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza maculata
Priddy
Pyramidal Orchid
Anacamptis pyramidalis
Shute Shelve Hill
Southern Marsh Orchid
Dactylorhiza praetermissa
Priddy


ORTHOPTERA – Crickets and Grasshoppers

Common Green Grasshopper (i)
Omocestus viridulus
GB Gruffy
Dark Bush Cricket
Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Rodney Stoke NNR
Great Green Bush Cricket
Tettigonia viridissima
Draycott Sleights
Meadow Grasshopper
Chorthippus parallelus
Shute Shelve Hill
Mottled Grasshopper (i)
Myrmeleotettix maculatus
Rodney Stoke NNR
Roesel's bush-cricket (i)
Metrioptera roeselii
Stoke Camp Nature Reserve


PLECOPTERA - Stoneflies

Stoneflies
Protonemura meyeri
Blackmoor Reserve


PULMONATA – Snails and Slugs

Two-toothed Door Snail
Clausilia bidentata
Blackmoor Reserve
White Lipped Snail
Cepaea hortensis
Blackmoor Reserve


SQUAMATA – Lizards and Snakes

Adder
Vipera berus
Blackmoor Reserve
Common Lizard
Zootoca vivipara
Blackmoor Reserve
Grass Snake
Natrix Natrix
Blackmoor Reserve