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.
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Four new species were found during June
Giant House Spider Tegenaria
Giant House Spider is one of several similar looking species which inhabit
houses and outbuildings - hence the common name house spiders.
has earthy tones of brown and muddy red or yellow. They also have conspicuously
hairy legs, palps and abdomen. Despite its English name, this species is not
the largest species in the genus
female body size can reach 18.5 millimetres (0.73 in) in length, with
males having a slightly smaller body at around 12 to 15 millimetres (0.47 to
0.59 in) in length.
The female leg span is typically around 45 millimetres
(1.8 in). The leg span of the male is highly variable, with spans between
25 to 75 millimetres (0.98 to 2.95 in) being common.
bite of this species does not pose a threat to humans or pets, and it is
generally reluctant to bite, preferring to escape.
Found throughout the UK. All year round
Purple Toadflax Linaria purpurea
An erect perennial with stiff stems and pale green
leaves, it bears tall dense flower spikes of dainty pale purple flowers, each
with two lips and spurs, rather like snapdragons.
It's extremely attractive to
bees and butterflies.
Ultimate height0.5-1 metres June to August.
Potter Wasp Ancistrocerus nigricornis
nigricorniscan reach a length of 6–10 millimetres (0.24–0.39 in) in males, of 9–13
millimetres (0.35–0.51 in) in females.
potter wasps live in wet meadows, in open landscapes, sometimes in gardens and
in areas where their feeding and preferred nesting sites are present
emerge in late summer. Males can be seen from June until September, while
females have been recorded from February to October.
After mating the males die
and the females overwinter and reappear in the spring
Chocolate Mining Bee Andrena scotica
are very hairy bees and at 10 to 14 mmand one of the larger species, the male being slightly smaller than
March to late June - peaking late April and May.The Chocolate Mining Bee is a
common communal mining bee occurring in many habitats found in the U.K.
share a common entry during nesting. Underground however each female takes care
of her own chamber
of the most common Andrenaspecies, with most British records coming from southern, central and