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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Caterpillar Wasp/Sickle Wasp Netelia
The vast majority of ichneumonids are parasitoids of other invertebrates
– meaning their eggs are laid in or on a single host which the larvae feed on
and eventually kill.
This distinguishes them from parasites, which live off a
host but don’t usually kill them, and predators, which attack and consume many
individuals of the same or different species.
A few ichneumonids also act as
predators, consuming eggs of spiders and occasionally other arachnids and
In the UK we have approximately 2,500 species of ichneumonid. Making up
almost 10% of all British insects, Ichneumonidae are an important insect group
and one of the most diverse.
Many of the species are poorly understood and little
are known about them.
Inkcap Mushroom Parasola auricoma
small, umbrella-shaped fruit bodies (mushrooms) of the fungus grow in grass or
woodchips and are short-lived, usually collapsing with age in a few hours. The
caps are up to 6 cm (2.4 in) wide, initially elliptical before flattening out,
and coloured reddish-brown to greyish, depending on their age and hydration.
Poppy Eschscholzia californica
is an ornamental plant flowering in summer, with showy cup-shaped flowers in
brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow (occasionally pink).
from February to September
Mellow Malva Sylvestris
is often grown as an ornamental plant for its attractive flowers, produced for
a long period through the summer.
number of mallow species have long been used as a food and medicine, wherever
they are found native, and especially in the Middle East and Asia.
from July to September
the 19th century, it was reported as a very common weed of wheat fields
intensive mechanized farming has put the plant at risk and it is now uncommon.
can be found in fields, roadsides, railway lines, waste places, and other
from May to September