Cromwell Bottom

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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Whats in Cromwell June 2013

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Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2013

Hawthorn is now in full flower its not just the berries that are food for insects but the numerous pollens around the reserve , this in turn keeps the insectivorous birds fed. We will in due couse see our Ox Eye Daisies and Early Purple and ; common Spotted Orchids Appear. As Cromwell has soils of relatively poor nutrient value we see many Semi Parasitic Plants on the Tag loop like Yellow rattle, Eyebright and others and are fortunate enough to have also see Birds Nest in other Micro habitats As spring tapers off we will see the first generation Toroise and commas become more Raggy and hopefully as Bramble flowers a full compliment of Ringlet and Small Blues which where low in Number last Year. . Studies last year showed that many of the Meadow Browns where fed onto the reserve from the adjacent top meadows . The importance of Bi oActive corridors are vitally important for the migration of species around the reserve none more important that the various tree corridors noteworthy along the rail line that host Purple Hairstreak this applies equally to any plant communities on the reserve Whilst the small section of grassland aside the yard seems of no significant we have a large populations of various Mirids anround and therein notably the common Lepopterna dolobrata see below We have also parts on the reserve amongst Bramble where there are healthy colonies of Neuroptera Green & Blue Lacewings and also High Densities of Longhorn Beetles notable Agapantha

Nettle Weevil

Weevil 16482
Peacock 16752
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell 16791

Blue lacewing 16762

Scroll over The Names to View Updated in Due Course

Invertebrates In Flight


Sawflies Tenthredo celtica

Hover Fly Helophilus pendulus 06/06/2013
Hover Fly Cheilosa Spp possiby albitarsis/ranunculi
Hover Fly Cheilosa illustrata
Hover Fly Leuconzona lucorum
Hover Fly Eristalis pertinax
Hover Fly Eristalis tenax
Hover Fly Episyrpus grossulariae 27/06/2013
Hover Fly Episyrphus balteatus 27/06/2013
Hover Fly Eristalis horticola 05/06/2013
Hover Fly Epistrophe elgans
Hover Fly Syrphus
Hover Fly Platycheirus (albimanus) 06/06/2013
Hover Fly Xylota segnis 06/06/2013
Hover Fly Platycheirus 06/06/2013
Blue lacewing Chrysops perala
Downlooker Snipe Fly Rhagio scolopaceus
Common Damselbug Nabis rugosus
Mayfly Epherema vulgata 01/06/2013
Wooly Aphid Eriosomatinae
Cranefly Tipula Maxima 06/06/2013
Cranefly Tipula vitata 06/06/2013
Carnefly Tipula varipennis 06/06/2013
Cranefly Tipula oleraceae 06/06/2013
Scorpion Fly Panorpa Communis 06/06/2013
Scorpion Fly Panorpa gemanica 06/06/2013
Pond Skater Gerris lacustris


Blue tailed Damselfly 
Ischnura elegans 09/06/2013
Broad-bodied Chaser  Libellula depressa 09/06/2013 19/06/2013 NLPond


Bumblebee Bombus pratorum 05/06/2013

Bumblebee Bombus terrestris 05/06/2013

Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum

Common Carder Bee Bombus pascuorum 05/06/2013

Nomada Flava TBC 08/06/2013


Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle Agapanthia villosoviridescens 01/06/2013

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis 01/06/2013
Orange Ladybird Halyzia sedecimguttata 06/06/2013
7-Spot Ladybird Coccinella septempunctata 27/06/2013
Soldier Beetle Cantharis pellucida
Common Soldier Beetle Cantharis rustica 06/06/2013
Brachypterus sp Either B.glabra or B.urtica
Lurid beetle


Grassland Mirid Leptoterna dolobrata Nymph

Mirid Bug Harpocera thoracica 01/06/2013
Mirid Flower Bug Liocoris tripustulatus 04/06/2013
Mirid Bug Stenodema (Stenodema) laevigata 09/06/2013
Mirid Bug Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus 25/06/2013
Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata

Froghopper Cercopsis vulnerata


Craneflies & Harvestmen To Follow

Orb Weaver Metellina (mengei)
Orb Weaver Metellina (segmeta )
Orb Weaver Araneus diadematus
Orb Weaver Metellina Bridge Spiders Larinioides scolopterus
Nursery Web Spider Pisuara mirabilis
Spider Philodronus sp
Spider Tetragnatha extensa

Cranefly Tipula vitata

Cranefly Tipula maxa
Cranefly Tipula varipennis


Small Tortoiseshell Aglaid urtica

Peacock Inachis io 01/06/2013, 09/06/2013
Orange Tip 01/06/2013
Green Veined White 01/06/2013
Small White Pieris rapae 01/06/2013
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus 09/06/2013
Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus 23/06/2013
Small Skipper 23/06/2013
Silver Grounds Carpet 09/06/2013
1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 09/06/2013 NL
0391 Cocks Foot Moth Glyphipterix simplicie
0385 Nettle Tap Moth Anthophila fabriciana 01/06/2013 07/06/2013 NL
1255 Gorse Pod Moth Cydia ulicetana
1902 Brown Silver-line Moth Petrophora chlorosata
1799 Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) Caterpillar 07/06/2013
1935 Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria Caterpillar 07/06/2013
0170 Narrow Five-Spot Burnet Zygaena Caterpillars
1894 Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata GH 18/06/2012

Mottled Umber


Diving Beetle Dysticus NL 19/06/2013

Water Boatman Notanecta NL 19/06/2013
Palmate Newt Pole NL 19/06/2013


Flag Iris Iris pseudocorus 06/06/2013

Red Campion 04/06/2013
Meadow Buttercup 04/06/2013
Creeping Buttercup
Broom 04/06/2013
Gorse 04/06/2013
Herb Robert 04/06/2013
Hawthorn 04/06/2013 now fully flowering
Garlic Mustard04/06/2013
Field For Get Me Not
Sycamore Flowering
Field For get Me Not
Apple Blossom
Ramsons 06/06/2013
Marsh Thistle 04/06/2013
Marsh Marigold 06/06/2013
Grass Vetchling 06/06/2013, 25/06/2013
Common Vetch 06/06/2013
Bush Vetch
White Deadnettle 06/06/2013
Ox-Eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare 06/06/2013
Dames Violet
Early Purple Orchid 09/06/2013
Southern Marsh Orchid
RL Wintergreen
Broad leaved Helleborine leaves
Red Clover 19/06/2013
White Clover 19/06/2013
Wood Avens 19/06/2013
Hogweed 19/06/2013 emerging Flowers
Foxglove 19/06/2013
Crested Dogs Tail (Grass)


Palmate Newt 08/06/2013

Frog Tadpoles 09/06/2013 Pond NL 19/06/2013

Birds on Feeders

Robin 06/06/2013

Birds About

GS Woodpecker 09/06/2013
Whitethroat 09/06/2013
Chiff Chaff
Black Cap
Bullfinch 09/06/2013
Grey Heron 09/06/2013
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 09/06/2013
Crow (Juv) 09/06/2013 NL
Garden Warbler 09/06/2013 S Cummings Song

Birds on Water

Our data sets are very comprehensive , validated and an accurate ecological data sets have been recording on Cromwell and a number of other sites in Yorks and the UK and are well placed to substantiate Biodiversity Below is a small snap shot of recent records clicking on the interactive log in allows the species and records to be viewed down to the nearest meter

F.E.E.T wil shortly be making a case for Cromwell to become a SSI Cromwell is a unique Biological Niche profoundly rich in invertebrates and other dependences in the food chain

Recent Records at Cromwell


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