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Ants

  • BAP Species
  • Local Groups
  • Bee Records
  • Websites

BAP Species

There is one species of ant recorded in Derbyshire that is a UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species:

  •  Shinning guest ant


Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in ant recording:


Ant Records

Please send any ant records to records@danes-insects.co.uk
 
Websites



 
Wood ants



  • BAP Species
  • Local Groups
  • Bee Records
  • Websites


BAP Species

There are three species of bee recorded in Derbyshire that are UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species:
 
  • Moss carder-bee (Peak district only)
  • Red-shanked carder-bee
  • Nomada armata a Cuckoo bee (Lowland Derbyshire only)


Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in bee recording:


Bee Records

Please send any bee records to records@danes-insects.co.uk
 
 
Websites
 
  • Species
  • BAP Species
  • Water Beetle Atlas
  • Local Groups
  • Beetle Records
  • Websites


Species

'Endangered Wildlife in Derbyshire' states that about 1500 species of beetle have been recorded in Derbyshire. The County Beetle recorder is currently producing a revised red data list of beetles.

The harlequin ladybird has been recorded in Derbyshire in recent years. An article about its distribution in Derbyshire can be found on the DANEs website.


BAP species

One of the species recorded in Derbyshire are UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species:
 
  • Necklace ground beetle
The glow worm is listed as a flagship species in the Derby Greenprint, but is not a BAP species..

Water Beetle and Water Bug Atlas

Bob Merritt's book "Atlas of the Water Beetles (Coleoptera) and Water Bugs (Hemiptera) of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and South Yorkshire" is available as Sorby Record Special Series No 14.

The Atlas comprises 160 pages (A5 booklet size) and contains dot-distribution maps of 174 species of water beetle and 47 species of water bugs, representing approx. 65% and 72% of the British species, respectively.  Each distribution map, which is based on 1 kilometre squares of the national grid, is accompanied by an account of the habitat in which the species is found, along with information about its local status and the localities where it occurs.  Included in the book are 27 photographs of wetland sites, encompassing habitats such as bog pools, canals, dykes, gravel pits, woodland ponds, springs and rivers and each with details of the beetle and bug communities which they support.

The book is 6.00 plus 1.50 postage and packing, and is available from:
Austin Brackenbury
76 Crawford Road
Sheffield  S8 9BU

Cheques payable to 'Sorby Natural History Society'.


Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in beetle recording:


Beetle Records

Please send submit any harlequin ladybird records on the Harlequin Ladybird Survey website.

Please send any glow worm records to Nick Moyes  (nickmoyes(AT)outlook.com)

Please send any general beetle records to records@danes-insects.co.uk



Butterflies

  • Species
  • BAP Species
  • Local Groups
  • Butterfly Projects
  • Butterfly records
  • Websites

White Admiral



Species

A list of butterfly species recorded in the East Midlands can be found on the East Midlands Butterfly Conservation website. Most of these species have been recorded in Derbyshire (notable exceptions include the black hairstreak). Records and species distribution maps can be found on the East Midlands Butterfly Conservation website,  and the Butterfly section of the Derbyshire Dragonfly website.
 

BAP Species

There are several butterfly species recorded in Derbyshire which are UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species:
 
  • Dingy skipper
  • Grizzled skipper
  • Northern Brown Argus
  • Small heath
  • Wall
  • White admiral
  • White-letter hairstreak
The White-letter hairstreak butterfly is also listed as a flagship species in the Bolsover Greenprint.
 

Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in butterflies and butterfly recording:


Butterfly Projects

As part of the Bolsover Greenprint, East Midlands Butterfly Conservation is organising a White-letter hairstreak survey.

Download the document .... right-click link below and
choose "Save Target As", and save to your computer
White-letter_hairstreaks_in_Bolsover.pdf (137 Kb)


Butterfly Records

Please send any butterfly records to records@danes-insects.co.uk


Websites
 
Common Blue




Crustaceans
  • BAP Species
  • Crayfish records


BAP Species

The White-clawed crayfish is a UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species.

There are Species Action Plans for the White-clawed crayfish in both the Lowland Derbyshire and the Peak District LBAPs.

For information on the current distribution of white-clawed crayfish in Lowland Derbyshire view the 'Crayfish in Lowland Derbyshire' document.

Download the document .... right-click link below and
choose "Save Target As", and save to your computer
Lowland Derbyshire White-Clawed crayfish SAP (30 Kb)


Crayfish records

Please send any crayfish (white-clawed and non native) records to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk).



Dragonflies

  • Species
  • BAP Species
  • Local Groups
  • Dragonfly records
  • Websites


Species

Twenty seven species of dragonflies and damselflies have been recorded in Derbyshire. Information on species and distribution can be found on the Derbyshire Dragonflies website.


BAP Species

None of the species recorded in Derbyshire are UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species.


Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in dragonfly recording:


Dragonfly records

You can submit dragonfly records on-line via Derbyshire Dragonflies website or send them to records@danes-insects.co.uk


Websites
 
Ruddy Darter




Grasshoppers and Crickets
  • Species
  • BAP Species
  • Local Groups
  • Grasshopper and Cricket records
 
BAP Species

None of the species recorded in Derbyshire are UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species.


Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in grasshopper and cricket recording:


Grasshopper and Cricket records

Please send any grasshopper or cricket records to records@danes-insects.co.uk



Hoverflies

  • Species
  • BAP Species
  • Local Groups
  • Hoverfly records


Species

'Endangered Wildlife in Derbyshire' states that 168 species of hoverfly have been recorded in Derbyshire.


BAP Species

None of the species recorded in Derbyshire are UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species.


Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in hoverfly recording:


Hoverfly Records

Please send any hoverfly records to records@danes-insects.co.uk



Moths

  • Species
  • BAP Species
  • Local Groups
  • Moth records
  • Websites


Species

'Endangered Wildlife in Derbyshire' states there are about 450 species of macro (large) moth and 679 species of micro (smaller) moths that have been recorded in Derbyshire recently.  A list for the East Midlands can be found on the East Midlands Butterfly Conservation website.


BAP Species

There are many species of moth in Derbyshire that are UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species:

  • Argent & sable
  • August thorn
  • Autumnal rustic
  • Barred toothed Stripe (Peak District only)
  • Beaded chestnut
  • Blood-vein (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)
  • Brindled beauty
  • Brindled ochre (Peak District BAP area only)
  • Broom moth
  • Brown-spot pinion
  • Buff ermine
  • Centre-barred sallow
  • Chalk Carpet (Peak District BAP area only)
  • Common Fan-foot (Peak District only)
  • Dark-barred twin-spot carpet
  • Dark brocade (Peak District BAP area only)
  • Dark spinach (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)
  • Deep-brown dart
  • Dot moth
  • Double dart
  • Dusky brocade
  • Dusky-lemon sallow
  • Dusky thorn
  • Ear moth
  • Feathered gothic
  • Figure of eight
  • Flounched chestnut
  • Galium carpet (Peak District BAP area only)
  • Garden dart
  • Garden tiger
  • Ghost moth
  • Greenbridled crescent
  • Grass rivulet
  • Grey dagger (Lowland Derbyshire area only)
  • Grey mountain carpet (Peak District BAP area only)
  • Haworth's minor (Peak district only)
  • Heath rustic
  • Hedge rustic
  • Knot grass
  • Large nutmeg (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)
  • Latticed heath
  • Minor shoulder-knot
  • Mottled rustic
  • Mouse moth
  • Neglected rustic (Peak District BAP area only)
  • Oak hook-tip
  • Oak lutestring (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)
  • Oblique carpet (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)
  • Pale eggar (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)
  • Pretty chalk carpet (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)
  • Powdered quaker
  • Red carpet (Peak District BAP area only)
  • Rosy minor
  • Rosy rustic
  • September thorn
  • Shaded broad-bar
  • Shoulder-striped wainscot
  • Small emerald (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)
  • Small phoenix
  • Small square-spot
  • Square-spotted clay
  • The anomalous (Peak District BAP area only)
  • The cinnabar
  • The crescent (Peak District BAP area only)
  • The lackey (Peak District BAP area only) 
  • The rustic 
  • The sallow
  • The spinach
  • The sprawler
  • The streak
  • V-moth
  • White ermine
  • White-spotted pinion (Lowland Derbyshire BAP area only)


Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in moth recording:


Moth records

Please send any moth records to records@danes-insects.co.uk


Websites

Spiders

  • BAP Species
  • Local Groups
  • Spider Records
  • Websites


BAP Species

There is one species of ant recorded in Derbyshire that is a UK and LBAP Priority Biodiversity Species:
  • Monocephalus castaneipes - a money spider (Peak District BAP area only)


Local Groups

There are a number of local groups which specialise in spider recording:


Spider Records

Please send any spider records to records@danes-insects.co.uk
 
Websites

 



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