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Insects and Spiders of Dry Drayton

 

This page lists the insects and spiders identified in Dry Drayton. The list was compiled by Dr Val Perrin and was first published in "Gallows Piece to Bee Garden" the Millennium History of Dry Drayton, by Dry Drayton 2000. The list has been updated with species observed between 2000 and 2009. We are most grateful to Dr Val Parrin for allowing us to reproduce this material and to the many keen natural historians in Dry Drayton who made their records available. Please let us know if you find additional species in the Parish. It is to be hoped that others will make additions to this list in order to make the parish natural history records as complete as possible.

 

1990-2000 List

 

LEPIDOPTERA (BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS)

 

Hepialidae

14 Ghost Moth
15 Orange Swift
17 Common Swift

Cossidae

161 Leopard Moth

Zygaenidae

169 Six-spot Burnet
171 Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet

Yponomeutidae

425 Yponomeuta padella Orchard Ermine

Oecophoridae

647 Brown House Moth

Tortricidae

937 Agapeta hamana
945 Aethes cnicana
962 Cochylis roseana
1082 Plum Tortrix

Pyralidae

1300 Crambus pratella
1305 Agriphila tristella
1345 Brown China-mark
1348 Ringed China-mark
1356 Garden Pebble
1376 Small Magpie
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
1392 Udea olivalis
1405 Mother of Pearl
1413 Gold Triangle
1417 Meal Moth
1421 Large Tabby
1425 Wax Moth
1428 Bee Moth
1458 Myelois cribrella
1470 Euzophera pinguis

Pterophoridae

1513 White Plume Moth

Hesperiidae

1526 Small Skipper
1527 Essex Skipper
1531 Large Skipper

Pieridae

1545 Clouded Yellow
1546 The Brimstone
1549 Large White
1550 Small White
1551 Green-veined White
1553 The Orange-tip

 

Lycaenidae

1561 Small Copper
1572 Brown Argus
1574 Common Blue
1580 Holly Blue

 

Nymphalidae

1590 Red Admiral
1591 Painted Lady
1593 Small Tortoiseshell
1597 The Peacock
1598 The Comma
1614 Speckled Wood
1615 The Wall
1625 The Gatekeeper
1626 Meadow Brown
1627 Small Heath
1629 The Ringlet

Lasiocampidae

1634 The Lackey
1640 The Drinker

Drepanidae

1651 Chinese Character

Thyatiridae

1653 Buff Arches
1654 Figure of Eighty

Geometridae

1667 Blotched Emerald
1669 Common Emerald
1673 Small Emerald
1680 Maiden’s Blush
1682 Blood-vein
1690 Small Blood-vein
1693 Cream Wave
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave
1705 Dwarf Cream Wave
1708 Single-dotted Wave
1711 Treble Brown Spot
1712 Small Scallop
1713 Riband Wave
1716 The Vestal
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet
1725 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
1727 Silver-ground Carpet
1728 Garden Carpet
1732 Shaded Broad-bar
1738 Common Carpet
1740 Galium Carpet
1742 Yellow Shell
1745 The Mallow
1746 Shoulder Stripe
1747 The Streamer
1752 Purple Bar
1757 The Spinach
1758 Barred Straw
1764 Common Marbled Carpet
1765 Barred Yellow
1776 Green Carpet
1795 November Moth
1797 Autumnal Moth

Geometridae (continued)

1799 Winter Moth
1803 Small Rivulet
1804 Barred Rivulet
1825 Lime-speck Pug
1832 Currant Pug
1833 Bleached Pug
1835 White-spotted Pug
1838 Tawny-speckled Pug
1839 Bordered Pug
1860 Green Pug
1862 Double-striped Pug
1867 Treble-bar
1884 The Magpie
1887 Clouded Border
1894 Latticed Heath
1902 Brown Silver-line
1906 Brimstone Moth
1910 Lilac Beauty
1911 Large Thorn
1917 Early Thorn
1919 Purple Thorn
1921 Scalloped Oak
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth
1923 Feathered Thorn
1924 Orange Moth
1927 Brindled Beauty
1931 Peppered Moth
1934 Dotted Border
1936 Waved Umber
1937 Willow Beauty
1941 Mottled Beauty
1943 Great Oak Beauty
1947 The Engrailed
1955 Common White Wave
1956 Common Wave
1958 Clouded Silver
1960 Early Moth
1961 Light Emerald

Sphingidae

1976 Privet Hawk-moth
1978 Pine Hawk-moth
1979 Lime Hawk-moth
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth
1984 Humming-bird Hawk-moth
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth
1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth

Notodontidae

1994 Buff-tip
2000 Iron Prominent
2003 Pebble Prominent
2007 Swallow Prominent
2008 Coxcomb Prominent
2011 Pale Prominent
2019 Chocolate-tip

Lymantriidae

2026 The Vapourer
2028 Pale Tussock
2030 Yellow-tail

 

Arctiidae

2047 Scarce Footman
2050 Common Footman
2060 White Ermine
2061 Buff Ermine
2063 Muslin Moth
2064 Ruby Tiger
2069 Cinnabar

Nolidae

2077 Short-cloaked Moth

Noctuidae

2082 Garden Dart
2087 Turnip Moth
2089 Heart and Dart
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart
2098 The Flame
2102 Flame Shoulder
2107 Large Yellow Underwing
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2112 Least Yellow Underwing
2120 Ingrailed Clay
2123 Small Square-spot
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character
2128 Double Square-spot
2133 Six-striped Rustic
2134 Square-spot Rustic
2136 The Gothic
2145 The Nutmeg
2150 Grey Arches
2154 Cabbage Moth
2155 Dot Moth
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye
2164 Broad-barred White
2166 The Campion
2167 Tawny Shears
2170 Varied Coronet
2173 The Lychnis
2177 Hedge Rustic
2178 Feathered Gothic
2182 Small Quaker
2187 Common Quaker
2188 Clouded Drab
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker
2190 Hebrew Character
2192 Brown-line Bright-eye
2193 The Clay
2198 Smoky Wainscot
2199 Common Wainscot
2243 Early Grey
2245 Green-brindled Crescent
2252 Large Ranunculus
2263 Red-line Quaker
2264 Yellow-line Quaker
2265 Flounced Rustic
2266 Brown-spot Pinion
2267 Beaded Chestnut
2269 Centre-barred Sallow
2270 Lunar Underwing
2273 Pink-barred Sallow
2274 Sallow
2275 Dusky-lemon Sallow

2278 Poplar Grey
2280 The Miller
2284 Grey Dagger
2289 Knot Grass
2293 Marbled Beauty
2295 Marbled Green
2297 Copper Underwing
2299 Mouse Moth
2302 Brown Rustic
2303 Straw Underwing
2306 Angle Shades
2316 Lesser-spotted Pinion
2317 White-spotted Pinion
2318 The Dun-bar
2319 Lunar-spotted Pinion
2321 Dark Arches
2322 Light Arches
2327 Clouded Brindle
2330 Dusky Brocade
2333 Large Nutmeg
2337 Marbled Minor
2338 Rufous Minor
2339 Tawny Marbled Minor
2340 Middle-barred Minor
2343 Common Rustic
2350 Small Wainscot
2352 Dusky Sallow
2353 Flounced Rustic
2361 Rosy Rustic
2362 The Butterbur
2364 Frosted Orange
2369 Bulrush Wainscot
2381 The Uncertain
2382 The Rustic
2384 Vine’s Rustic
2389 Pale Mottled Willow
2403 Bordered Straw*
2434 Burnished Brass
2441 Silver Y
2443 Plain Golden Y
2450 The Spectacle
2452 Red Underwing
2469 The Herald
2474 Straw Dot
2477 The Snout
2489 The Fan-foot

 

*larvae on Calendula (per David Alford)

n = 24 butterfly spp.
n = 229 moth spp.

The species numbering system for lepidoptera follows that of Bradley (1998) Checklist of Lepidoptera recorded from the British Isles

 

DRAGONFLIES

 

Banded Demoiselle
Azure Damselfly
Variable Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Red-eyed damselfly
Emerald Damselfly
Large Red Damselfly
Broad-bodied Chaser
Four-spotted Chaser
Emperor
Black-tailed Skimmer
Brown Hawker
Southern Hawker
Migrant Hawker
Common Darter
Ruddy Darter


GRASSHOPPERS AND CRICKETS

 

Common Field Grasshopper
Oak Bush-cricket
Speckled Bush-cricket
Roesel’s Bush-cricket

 

BEES AND WASPS

 

B. hortorum
B. lapidarius (Red-tailed bumblebee)
B. lucorum (Small earth bee)
B. pascuorum
B. pratorum (Early bumblebee)
B. terrestris (Buff-tailed bumblebee)
Psithyrus vestalis (Vestal Cuckoobee)
Honey Bee
Andrena fulva (Tawny Mining Bee)
Common Wasp
German Wasp
Hornet

 

BUGS

 

Hawthorn Shield Bug

 

BEETLES

 

7-spot ladybird
2-spot ladybird
Cream-spot ladybird
Wasp Beetle
Cardinal Beetle
Violet Ground Beetle
Dor Beetle
Cockchafer
Nicrophorus humator (Burying Beetle)
Devil’s Coach-horse
Lesser Stag Beetle
Great Diving Beetle
Whirligig Beetle

 

FLIES

 

Tipula maxima
Tipula paludosa
Winter gnats
Bombylius major (Bee-fly)

 

SPIDERS

 

Zebra spider
Tegenaria spp. (House Spiders)
Garden Cross spider

 

2000-9 Update

 

Dragonflies

 

Small Red-eyed damselfly Erythromma viridulum – a recent colonist to the UK since 1999.

 

Moths

 

Sesiidae (to pheromone lures)

374 Yellow-legged Clearwing
378 Orange-tailed Clearwing
379 Red-belted Clearwing

 

Tortricidae

 

1020 Cnephasia stephensiana. Grey tortrix
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella

 

Alucitidae

 

1288 Alucita hexadactyla. Twenty-plume moth
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella
1294 Crambus pascuella

 

Pyralidae

 

1333 Scoparia pyralella
1361 Pyrausta aurata
1362 Pyrausta purpuralis
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis
1424 Endotricha flammealis

 

Geometridae

 

1699 Least Carpet
1888 Scorched Carpet
1904 Scorched Wing

 

Lymantriidae

 

2031 White Satin Moth

 

Noctuidae

 

2131 Square-spotted Clay
2240 Blair’s Shoulder-knot
2258 The Chestnut
2262 The Brick
2336 Double Lobed
2375 Large Wainscot
2380 Treble Lines
2422 Green Silver-lines

(Numbers against moth species denote the widely-adopted Bradley numbering system as per Bradley JD. Log Book of British Lepidoptera 2000).

 

Flies

 

Ichneumon flies

?Amblyteles armatopius

 

Hoverflies

 

Helophilus pendulus
Eristalis tenax
Syrphus vitripennis
Eupeodes luniger
Eristalis arbustorum
Platycheirus albimanus
Sphaerophoria scripta
Sphaerophoria sp.
Syrphus ribesii
Episyrphus balteatus
Volucella pellucens

 

Heteroptera (Bugs)

 

Forest Bug Pentatoma rufipes

 

Beetles

 

Lily beetle Lilioceris lilii
Harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis – an invasive species arrived in SE England summer 2004, now spreading rapidly !

 

Bees and Wasps

 

Anthophora plumipes
Digger wasp Mellinus arvensis

 

Spiders

 

Nuctenea umbratica