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Species Information

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.





Total Number of Recorded Species in the Brierdene  31/03/2020

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 Groups  Number
 Arachnids
  36
  Bats    3
  Birds
   126
  Bugs & Beatles    52
    Bumblebees - Bees - Solitary Bees    15
Butterflies    21
   Centipedes & Millipedes
   2
Crustaceans    5
   Dragonflies    6
Fish and Amphibians    5
  Flies    53
  Fungi    43
Harvestman    2
  Ladybirds    8
Mammals    12
  Molluscs    10
Lichen, Liverworts Mosses and Slime
Moulds
   121
  Moths & Miners   170
  Plants, Bushes & Trees    327
  Reptiles     1
  Wasps    10
 Worms    11
   

Cheilosia antiqua - Hoverfly



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Found in woodland clearings and tracksides and unimproved pastures where the food plants grow. In the open they usually visit Cowslips and Primroses flowers

 

Adults are generally found along woodland rides or edges, and along old hedges, where they fly low-down amongst the vegetation.

 

The larva develops in the rootstocks of Primrose Primula vulgaris, where it hollows out cavities in the thickened stem bases.

 

Usually seen from April to August

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Cheilosia vicina - Hoverfly



Adults are most often found visiting flowers in either open or wooded situations (both deciduous or coniferous), or (especially males) basking on sun-lit leaves.

 

This species has a markedly northern distribution.

 

It is frequent from North Wales and the Pennines northwards and is usually seen from April to August

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