This page will contain photos and information on all the New Species.
If we run out of new species we will use this page to display information on some of the species found in the Dene.
One new species was found during June
Great Pied Hoverfly Volucella pellucens
Life span: Up to 35 days (average just 12 days)
Sometimes called the Pellucid Hoverfly, this is one
of the largest flies in Britain.
It has a striking ivory-white band across its
middle and large dark spots on its wings.
It's shape and size are very bumblebee-like. The name
"pellucid" literally means translucently clear, and if you catch this
hoverfly in a certain light you can see right through its middle.
Its larvae live in the nests of social wasps and
bumblebees, eating waste products and the bee larvae.
Well wooded hedgerows, woods and copses where it favours
Bramble flowers and umbellifers.
Usually seen fromMay to October peaking June and
Common throughout Britain.
Original photo left was taken in the dene
by Steve Stone
The one above is taken from
Butterflies and Bee seen in the dene on the 30th June
Speckled Wood at least 12 were seen on the dene top at the west end
Ringlet (new emerged ones do not always have the spots) at least 15 were seen in the middle and east end of the lower dene
Meadow Blue - Female
at least 12 were seen at the east end of the lower dene
at least 6 were seen on the Meadow Cranesbill
at the east end of the lower dene