Rankings

Rank Full name Species total Last updated on Latest addition Age
1 Jonty Denton 12671 4th September, 2019 2019 so far Sagittaria lancifolia Paromalus parallelepipedusLimnophyes minimus Ochlerotatus annulipes Medon apicalis Bucculatrix bechsteinella Monopis crocicapitella Hippolais icterina Cassida nebulosa Korynetes caeruleus Macrosiphum albifrons Schizaphus scirpi Philaeus chrysops, Cryphia algae, Agrilus olivicolor, Dactylosternum abdominale, Longitarsus symphyti, Eupteryx atropunctata Cryptopleurum subtile,Physatochila smercynskii,Episinus maculipes, Mompha propinquella,Tetrax tetrax,Pratia angulata,Aceria salicisalbae, Cryptocephalus ocellatus, Chrysomela saliceti, Oebalia cylindrica,Fieberiella flori,Bucculatrix albedinella, Rhinusa neta (new for UK) Empicoris rubromaculatus, Planuncus (Ectobius) cf vinzi (this cockroach was recently described in France (2012) and seems to be well established at sites in Kent and S. Essex (look carefully at E.panzeri esp if they are up on trees and bushes!! 53
2 David Gibbs 11575 19th April, 2018 Rhagium inquisitor 28/10/15 reared from larvae found in Black Wood of Rannoch 31/3/14; Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila Papa Westray, 25/10/15
3 Mark Telfer 8239 6th January, 2019 Longitarsus lycopi (flea-beetle), Southampton, 17.viii.2018. Calligypona reyi, Linnavuoriana sexmaculata (hoppers), Southampton, 10.vii.2018. Dryops striatellus (aquatic beetle), Southampton, 18.v.2018. Polydrusus impressifrons (weevil), Tilbury, 24.v.2018. Catbird, Land’s End, 28.x.2018. Cape Stock-rose Sparmannia africana, Woad-leaved Ragwort Senecio glastifolius, Monterey Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa, Australian Blackwood Acacia melanoxylon, Spiny Oleaster Elaeagnus pungens, Shrub Goldilocks Chrysocoma coma-aurea, Mexican Fleabane Erigeron karvinskianus, Nettle-leaved Goosefoot Chenopodium murale, Geophilus osquidatum (centipede), Roncocreagris cambridgei (Cambridge's Two-eyed Chelifer pseudoscorpion), Heterodermia leucomelos (Ciliate Strap-Lichen), Rhodometra sacraria (Vestal), Crocidosema plebejana (Southern Bell moth), Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth), Bryher & Tresco, 20-27.x.2018. Lucilia sericata (greenbottle), Elephant & Castle, 24.viii.2018. Megaselia armata (phorid fly), Brentwood, 27.iii.2018.
4 Nicola Bacciu 7582 1st September, 2019 Lichens and lichen likes - Strangospora deplanata, Megalaria laureri, Trapeliopsis wallrothii, Thelopsis isiaca, Caloplaca pyracea, Baeomyces placophyllus, Lecanora poliophaea, Opegrapha sphaerophoricola Biatora vernalis, Lopadium disciforme, Leptogium coralloideum, Pyrenula occidentalis 52
5 Graeme Lyons 7484 21st October, 2019 Argyresthia ivella beaten from Crab Apple at Holmwood Common, 29th July 2019. 41
6 Brian Eversham 7328 25th May, 2019 2019 could be another lean year for new species as I spend more time trying to write workable keys to the new elm species. In the New Forest, I finally found Cladonia mediterranea and C. zopfii, and North York Moors C. merochlorophaea and C. cryptochlorophaea. Found four of the Cambs Goldilocks Buttercup species which I missed in 2018. Scotland in May provided some new stoneflies and mayflies, long-overdue alternative-leaved golden-saxifrage (thanks to Calum Urquhart). Looks like a good year for aphids, too. 2018 was a fairly lean year as I spent most of the summer getting to know the newly described Elm species too (ending the year on 51 of the 63 taxa, 38 refound at their type localities). Most are convincingly distinct, and with different ranges of insects feeding on them. Zigzag Elm Sawfly from at least 28 sites so far, on 20 different host elm species. A good Spring for Goldilocks Buttercups too - 15 species so far. Other highlights in 2018 included Sundew Plume Buckleria paludum on Thorne Moors (adults, larvae, pupa and exuviae), Cladonia mitis on the Norfolk coast, long-overdue Equisetum pratense on a Scottish trip, and Geopora sumneriana in one of the Goldilocks churchyards. And, as I've done more with Sphagnum (great to see teres, molle and contortum in Norfolk), also gradually getting into testate (case-bearing) amoebae.
7 Richard Comont 7288 21st August, 2019 A lot of working through specimen backlogs, some finalised species lists from rockpooling with the MBA, a few days on Salisbury Plain, and a week's honeymoon in the Outer Hebrides 34
8 Alastair Stevenson 7139 26th September, 2019 Recent sightings: Eurynebria complanata (Beachcomber Beetle), Carabus inticatus (Blue Ground Beetle), Water Shrew, Tree Cricket, Sickle Bearing Bush Cricket, Beautiful Marbled, Passenger, Scarce Bordered Straw. 62
9 Steve Lane 7134 24th September, 2019 Highlights of the last couple of months are the bugs Arocatus longiceps and Emblethis denticollis in Norfolk, the psocid Propsocus pulchripennis from the dune system at Great Yarmouth south beach on 16th September which is a significant find, Reed Dagger and Fenns Wainscot at Hickling Broad in July, the rove beetle Scopaeus laevigatus, two individuals on different dates from muddy margins of dried up ponds at Thelnetham south of Thetford where I also found Pycnota paradoxa. Trechus rubens was a tick in south Scotland and a coastal plantation at Lossiemouth, Scotland produced Scotch Argus with the dunes there providing my first Corticaria umbilicata and Otiorhynchus arcticus. The stunning leafhopper Orientus ishidae was a nice find on contract in Cambridgeshire as were the many Rhyzobius forstieri beaten out of road verge hedges. Back at East Winch in West Norfolk, a smart male Southern Migrant Hawker (Aeshna affinis) dropped into the Nature Reserve at the tail end of July and my moth trap produced an Old Lady in August.
10 Matt Prince 7000 1st September, 2019 Mostly spiders - most notably Gnaphosa occidentalis (big thanks to the crew who helped refind this mega rare both at Penhale and Kynrance), Allomengea vidua, Dipoena tristis (surrey), Thanatus striatus, Entelecara omissa (lakenheath), Salticus zebraneus (Severn), Zora silvestris (Surrey), Myrmarachne formicaria (New Forest), my 7000th species was a late identification from square bashing in Morvern - saltmarsh specialist Silemetopus ambiguus. 50
11 the late Eric Philp 6878 21st April, 2014 Eric's pan-species list is dated 3rd July 2012.
12 Simon Davey 6722 30th December, 2018 Rufous Turtle Dove, Radford's Flame Shoulder, Abia sericea, Andrena vaga
13 Paul Bowyer 6596 1st October, 2019 Wembury MBA Bioblitz: Orange Sallow, Corkwing Wrasse, Giant Goby, Aphrosylus ferox, Sargus flavipes and Gem Anemone. Lots of Sorbus sp with Libby Houston in the Avon Gorge plus Bristol Rock Cress and Canadian Goldenrod. Also several new spiders: Segestria senoculata, Diaea dorsata, Segestria bavarica and Steatoda grossa the most notable.
14 Tony Davis 6579 8th February, 2019 Tanypeza longimana
15 Andrew Cunningham 6322 18th October, 2019 Eulimosina ochripes (Sphaeroceridae) and Morpholeria ruficornis (Heleomyzidae).
16 Tim Hodge 6290 21st October, 2019 Five lifers on 19/06, and all from my garden: Fannia fuscula, Fannia postica, Platypalpus exilis, Protearomyia nigra and Dicyphus errans. Garden list is now 2298 species. 06/07 Cowbane and the very local Broads Long-legged Fly (Dolichopus laticola). 09/07 Brecks - Arenocoris falleni, Coranus woodroffei, Kalama tricornis, Odontoscelis lineola, Anthophora bimaculata, Gillmeria pallidactyla, Artemisia campestris, Crassula tillaea, Galium parisiense, Phleum bertolonii, Potentilla intermedia, Scleranthus perennis, Thymus serpyllum and Veronica spicata. 64
17 Malcolm Storey 6274 18th October, 2018 Steatonyssus periblepharus (bat mite)
18 Stephen Plummer 6212 21st October, 2019 Really pleased to finally reach 1000 fungi species, the 'special one' being The Goblet (Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis) at Burnham Beeches
19 Julian Small 5900 17th October, 2019 Algae: Chondrus crispus and Pseudendoclonium submarinum. Bugs: Trioza chenopodii, Protrama radicis, Orthotylus flavosparsus and Thamnotettix confinis. Beetles: Xantholina linearis, Tachinus humeralis, Quedius xanthopus, Cartodere nodifer, Cis bilamellatus, Cis bidentatus, Latridius minutus,Nargus wilkinii, Atheta castanoptera, Atheta liturata and Gyrophaena munsteri. Crustacean: Idotea granulosa. Flies: Thoracochaeta zosterae, Malacomyia sciomyzina, Phora hamata, Psychoda minuta, Mycomya annulata, Culicoides maritimus, Macrocera stigma, Phronia conformis, Mycomya cinerascens, Dynatosoma cochleare, Triphleba minuta, Cerodontha fulvipes, Erioptera griseipennis and Hydrotaea cyrtoneurina. Fungi: Daedalea quercina, Schizopora paradoxa, Oxyporus populina, Stereum rameale, Mycena arcaneliana, Clitocybe nebularis and Tricholoma scalpturatum. Hymenoptera: Synergus gallaepomiformis, Neuroterus anthracinus, Blacus longipennis, Mesolopus dubius and Tryphon bidentatus. Lichen: Lichina pygmaea. Molluscs: Patella ulyssiponensis and Steromphala umbilicalis. Moth: Scrobipalpa nitentella 45
20 Kevin Rylands 5882 17th October, 2019 OLEANDER the highlight but The Passenger a close second, both via fridge, other moths included Heath Rustic the traditional way and various leafminers; flies also included some leaf miners, several hoverflies including Dasysyrphus albostriatus, Ferdinandea cuprea and a couple of Cheilosia and finally finding the nationally rare cranefly Geranomyia bezzi at Dawlish Warren. Hymenoptera also leafminers such as Scolioneura betuleti as well as some gall causers including Neuroterus albipes and Cynips divisa. Other additions included Brown Booby, Whiskered Bat, Marbled Orb-weaver (Araneus marmoreus), Blue Rove Beetle (Ocypus ophthalmicus), a Southern Field Cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) in the back garden, Water Mint Leafhopper (Eupteryx thoulessi), Longleaf, Yellow Dodder, Austrian Whitebeam and Grape Vine. Some rockpooling added a couple of seaweeds along with the hydroid Candelabrum cocksii, Risso's Crab and a double Montagu's, Crab & Blenny. Fungi season kicked off with Blackthorn Rust (Tranzschelia pruni-spinosae) with other highlights including Plums & Custard (Tricholomopsis rutilans), Jellybabies (Leotia lubrica), Upright Coral (Ramaria stricta) and Dead Moll's Fingers (Xylaria longipes). 46
21 William Bishop 5820 16th October, 2019 Now seen Dusky and Pallid Cockroach in Herts (and Lesser at Dunge).
22 John Coldwell 5769 21st November, 2018 Chrysolina marginata. 2014 additions now included, 92 diptera, mainly calypterates, all from Barnsley area. Quite a few chironomids new for 2015. Also Ring-necked Parakeet and a new mammal - Chinese Water Deer (not from Barnsley!) 2016 saw 52 new diptera recorded locally, mainly chironomids, 6 new to Yorkshire. Pipunculus oldenbergi was a large pipunculid found at 2 localites also new for Yorks. A mysterious agromyzid that so far has evaded determination awaits specialist attention. Dusky Thrush.
23 Seth Gibson 5708 22nd October, 2019 mid-Oct, coupla Heiraciums det by the BSBI referee. 47
24 Calum Urquhart 5514 4th September, 2019 50 additions from the last week or so: Protaetia metllica, Trichius fasciatus (Scarabaeid beetles), Malthodes mysticus (Cantharid beetle), Otiorhynchus carinatopunctatus (Curculionid weevil), Stenus incanus (Staphylinid beetle), Andrena coitana (Bee), Ectemnius lapidarius, Achaius oratorius (Wasps), Boletus pinophilus (Fungus), Sphaerotheca volkartii, Mycosphaerella octopetalae, Melampsora lini (Microfungi), Thereva nobilitata (Therevid fly), Prionocera turcica (Tipulid cranefly), Leptogaster guttiventris (Robberfly), Chirosia grossicauda (Anthomyid fly), Neolimnomyia filata (Limoniid cranefly), Sphegina verecunda, Dasysyrphus tricinctus (Hoverflies), Trigonotylus ruficornis, Chlamydatus pulicaris, Chlamydatus pullus, Orthocephalus saltator, Asciodema obsoleta, Calocoris roseomaculatus (Mirid bugs), Gerris costae (Gerrid bug), Arcyria nutans (Slime mould), Erebia aethiops (Scotch Argus), Leucorrhina dubia (White-faced Darter), Platanthera chlorantha (Greater Butterfly Orchid), Minuartia sedoides (Cyphel), Euphrasia frigida (Upland Eyebright), Poa humilis (Spreading Meadow Grass), Veronica scutellata (Marsh Speedwell), ARTEMISIA NORVEGICA (NORWEGIAN MUGWORT)!, Argyresthia arceuthina, Zeiraphera insertana, Phiaris palustrana, Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (Micro moths), Odezia atrata (Chimney Sweeper), Parasemia plantaginis (Wood Tiger), Macaria brunneata (Rannoch Looper), Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y), Eulithis populata (Northern Spinach), Ochropacha duplaris (Common Lutestring), Geometra papilionaria (Large Emerald), Entephria caesiata (Grey Mountain Carpet), Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle), Alcis jubata (Dotted Carpet), Xestia baja (Dotted Clay). 21
25 John Martin 5285 14th August, 2019 Added this year's new plants and a few other species but still need to update for Stace 4 so 'plant list may go down as well as up'! Not updated all taxa yet, especially from productive Scottish trip in July. 60
26 Andy Musgrove 5255 21st October, 2019 Dec 2018: only two new species recorded during the month, those being Mucilago crustacea (Dog Sick Slime-mould) in Shotesham and the spider Megalepthyphantes nebulosus in the toilet block at Winterton Dunes. 48
27 Martin Harvey 4809 27th January, 2019 Finally (it's only taken me six years or so!) I've got round to properly sorting out the links between my MapMate species names and my iRecord species names. I've also filtered out various species aggregates and sub-species that were being double-counted. I now have a much tidier, but shorter, list! This hides a few additions during 2018 (mostly flies and beetles), and also provides incentive to keep recording during 2019 :)
28 Neil Fletcher 4770 29th August, 2019 More work on hymenoptera over the last year, lots of new bees, wasps, ichneumons and sawflies. Some excellent moth-trapping in South Wales with the FSC and Dave Grundy added c50 new species. Need to get out more!
29 George Tordoff 4612 16th July, 2018 A productive two days in Kent with Tony added 40 species including Scarce Black Arches, Fiery Clearwing, Dotted Fan-foot, Pigmy Footman, Ground Lackey and Bright Wave. 41
30 Sally Luker 4408 8th July, 2019 Very quiet on the recording front, as too distracting at the mo (shame)! Catching up with records from a while back - this and that, odds and ends, random bits and pieces, nothing overly exciting...
31 Nicholas Montegriffo 4296 25th June, 2019 Little Bustard, Fen Orchid, Lemon Sole, Thornback Ray, Lesser Sandeel, Great Spider Crab, Plateumaris discolor, Carabus nemoralis, Sericomyia lappona, Eristalis intricarius, Sialis lutaria, Cynomya mortuorum, Microchrysa polita, Chrysopilus cristatus, Odynerus spinipes, Chrysotoxum festivum, Anthophora plumipes, Eucera longicornis, Bombus hortorum, Ectobius pallidus, Strangalia maculata, Chrysotoxum bicinctum, Verlusia rhombea, 60
32 Bill Urwin 4000 12th March, 2019 Beluga Whale, Dalmatian Pelican, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Grey Catbird, Vagrant Emperor, Large Tortoiseshell. plus a load of fungi. 66
33 Pete Forrest 3875 1st August, 2019 end of July update
34 Sean Browne 3743 17th October, 2019 Highlights--Vagrant Emperor, Southern Emerald Damselfly, Lizard Orchid, Sea Knotgrass, Marsh Gentian, Grass of Parnassus, Little Bustard, Brown Booby, Hawthorn Jewel Beetle, Western Conifer Seed-bug, Boxworm Moth, Gypsy Moth (5th modern day record for Norfolk), Forester, Heath Rustic, Neglected Rustic, Wasp Spider, Ide (caught from the Trent whilst barbel fishing). 63
35 Sam Thomas 3709 16th October, 2019 Some whitebeams (Sorbus cheddarensis, S. eminens, S. eminentoides, S. leighensis and S. stenophylla), Chenopodium giganteum, Solanum physalifolium, Apium repens. 31
36 Mark Jackson 3706 26th July, 2017 After a visit to Meall Glas, Perthshire - Shepherds Cress, Melancholy thistle, Carex pauciflora, Lesser twayblade, Northern billberry, Cranberry, Northern Bedstraw, Alpine meadow rue, Alpine Bistort, Hair sedge, Beech Fern, New Zealand Willowherb, Purple saxifrage, Grey Mountain Carpet (Entephria caesiata). 51
37 Keith Robson 3683 1st October, 2019 15 new species this month, mainly Lichen & Fungi but also Hieracium subcrocatum (Dark-styled Hawkweed), Eratigena agrestis (a spider) and Platycheirus manicatus (a hoverfly).
38 James McCulloch 3605 13th October, 2019 13 Oct - Aedes geniculatus, A. cinereus, A. rusticus & Anopheles claviger. 16
39 Steven Gale 3539 1st September, 2019 Geotomus petite, new shield bug to UK, at Dungeness, Kent 60
40 Ali(stair) Shuttleworth 3510 21st October, 2019 Nostoc commune, Arrhenia rickenii, Triplax aenea, Nemania serpens, Xylodon quercinus
41 Mark Skevington 3456 13th July, 2019 Heterocerus fenestratus [Col], 03/07/2019 Croft Pastures; Orange-tailed Clearwing [Lep], 30/06/2019 Tinwell Rutland; Marbled Coronet [Lep], Festoon [Lep], Elachista triatomea [Lep], Elegia similella [Lep], Aulonium trisulcus [Col], Ampedus cardinalis [Col], Pseudoclista ceramboides [Col], Amphimallon solstitale [Col] - all 29/06/2019 Ketton Quarry Rutland; Red-belted Clearwing [Lep], 29/06/2019 St Mary's Allotment Leicester. 51
42 David Shute 3431 8th January, 2019 Trechinothus smardae (resupinate fungi) and Four-rayed Earthstar (Geastrum quadrifidum) Jan'18 58
43 Robert Yaxley 3358 7th May, 2019 Acarospora glaucocarpa - squamulose lichen. 50
44 David Winnard 3182 13th October, 2019 (26th July); Moths - Annulet, Muslin Footman, V-Moth, Clouded Magpie, Treble-bar. (24th July); Moths - Shark, Common Purple & Gold, Six-belted Clearwing, Maple Button, White Satin Moth. 32
45 Neil Harvey 3179 19th January, 2019 Pinophila bifasciana, Depressaria radiella, Cydalima perspectalis, Campiglossa producta, 48
46 Andy Kirby 3169 18th August, 2019 1st July. Just back from Orkney & Scottish Highlands, with White-tailed Sea Eagle, Pine Marten, Scots Primrose, Great Yellow Bumblebee etc. Plus Orange Moth, Little Scissor Bee & Wool-carder Bee from home.
47 Jeff Blincow 3164 22nd April, 2015 Agonum sexpunctatum at Hankley Common 15/04/15
48 Stephen Howarth 3154 31st August, 2019 Highlights so far in 2019 include Miris striatus, Abia sericea, Willow Woodwasp, Dune Tiger Beetle, Hedobia imperialis, Ornate Brigadier, Red-tipped, Red-belted and Orange-tailed Clearwings (the latter first for Lincolnshire), Box-tree Moth, Tree-lichen Beauty, White-spotted Pinion, Marbled Coronet, Wasp Spider, Macaroeris nidicolens and Frog Orchid. 49
49 Ryan Clark 3150 14th June, 2019 25
50 the late Alan Cawthrow 3075 11th June, 2017 Sibe Acc., Dusky Thrush, Russula nigricans, Collybia dryophila, Vitria crystallina, Macrosiphum euphorbiae. 58
51 Brad Scott 3043 14th May, 2019 12 May: Dicyrtomina minuta, Sminthurides malmgreni, Cimbex connatus, Favonius quercus (Purple Hairstreak), Andrena haemorrhoa, Operophtera fagata (Northern Winter Moth), Psammoecus bipunctatus [Woods Mill]; 6 May: Scaphidium quadimaculatum, Issus coleoptratus [Ashdown Forest]; 5 May: Phaeophyscia nigricans, Caloplaca lactea, Catillaria lenticularis, Caloplaca flavocitrina, Caloplaca crenularia [Hurstpierpoint]; 4 May: Polygala calcarea (Chalk Milkwort) [Breaky Bottom]; 28 April: Pleuridium subulatum [Netherfield]; 25 April: Nigella damascena (Love-In-A-Mist) [East Grinstead]; 24 March: Puccinia adoxae (Moschatel Rust), Tachinus rufipes [Stubbs Wood]; 17 March: Carabus monilis, Syntrichia virescens [Wadhurst]; 14 March: Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut) [Forest Row]; 10 March: Acleris kochiella (Elm Button) [Forest Row]
52 Martin Bell 3042 30th September, 2019 3010 Pherbina coryleti (Net-winged Snailkiller); 3011 Deraeocoris lutescens (Mirid bug spp); 3012 Coriomerus denticulatus (Denticulated Leatherbug); 3013 Paranchus albipes (Carabid Beetle spp); 3014 Amanita citrina (False Deathcap); 3015 Russula cyanoxantha var peltereaui (Brittlegill fungi spp); 3016 Salicornia procumbens (Yellow Glasswort); 3017 Suaeda maritima (Common Sea-blite); 3018 Puccinellia maritima (Common Saltmarsh Grass); 3019 Atriplex glabriuscula (Babbington’s Orache); 3020 Spergularia medina (Greater Sea-spurry); 3021 Dicheirotrichus gustavii (Carabid Beetle spp); 3022 Glyceria fluitans (Floating Sweet Grass); 3023 Mycena galopus var nigra (Black Milking Bonnet); 3024 Glyceria macima (Reed Sweet Grass); 3025 Berula erecta (Lesser Water-parsnip); 3026 Ranunculus sceleratus (Celery-leaved Buttercup); 3027 Cotoneaster frigidus (Tree Cotoneaster); 3028 Sphaeridium marginatum (Beetle spp); 3029 Pellia endiviifolia (Endive Pellia); 3030 Asaphidion curtum (Carabid Beetle spp); 3031 Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap); 3031 Inonotus radiatus (Alder Bracket); 3032 Phellinus igniarius (Willow Bracket); 3033 Pholiota alnicola (Alder Scalycap); 3034 Eristalis intricarius (Hoverfly spp); 3035 Hygrocybe insipida (Spangle waxcap); 3036; Lepidochitona cinerea (Chiton spp); 3037; Sphaeroma serratum (Crustacea spp); 3038; Tectura testudinalis (Small Tortoiseshell Limpet); 3039; Porcellana platycheles (Broad-clawed Porcelain Crab); 3040; Rubus caesius (Dewberry); 3041 Warnstorfia exannulata (Ringless Hook-moss); 3042 Erysiphe verbasci (Mildew on Mullein) 58
53 James Emerson 3033 28th July, 2017
54 Christian Owen 3014 24th April, 2019 Deroceras panormitanum...new found population in Cardiff / Neobisium cf. simile and Cylindroiulus sagittarius - Millipede new for Britain / Rickia laboulbenioides, a fungus on Cylindroiulus pyrenaicus (new host, first record for Wales, second for Britain) / Three Millipedes, all are new for Britain (Ommatoiulus moreletii and Cylindroiulus pyrenaicus...the third has turned out to be another new to science a Turdulisoma cf turdulorum) / Barred Tooth-striped, Convolvulus Hawk-moth, The Vestal and a few other goodies from a few trapping sessions / Boreoiulus tenuis (Millipede) my garden / Parakontikia coxii (Flatworm) from Blackwood, new for Wales? / Ocys tachysoides (Beetle) and Australopacifica atrata (flatworm) / Choneiulus palmatus - Millipede from the Beddau Beast site / Melanomma pulvis-pyrius (Fungi) / Four Millipedes added in December...finally found Polydesmus coriaceus and Macrosternodesmus palicola, also another two new species for Britain, one being new to science / Metatrichoniscoides celticus and another Woodlouse waiting to be identified (spotted by Mark Telfer) / Lasius umbratus, Hollow Bolete, Parasitic Bolete (@ Bridgend Parc Slip) / Anelasmocephalus cambridgei and Meta menardi @ Castel Coch.
55 Sam Buckton 2980 12th October, 2019 A huge backlog of records from the summer at RSPB Loch Lomond. I succeeded in my challenge of recording 500 species new to the reserve, the final total being 513. Far too many species in the last haul to all name individually but highlights were the ichneumonid wasp Ichneumon stramentor and mirid bug Blepharidopterus diaphanus both new to Scotland (B. diaphanus then promptly found by Brian Nelson new to Ireland!), the Nationally Scarce micro-moth Winter Oak Groundling Carpatolechia decorella and Indian Meal Moth Plodia interpunctella both new to VC99, the Nationally Scarce cranefly Tipula cheethami, and the leafhopper Metidiocerus rutilans (1st record for mainland Scotland). In September: an excursion with the Herts Invertebrates Project to Frogmore Meadows was productive, including Herts Rare flea beetle Aphthona lutescens and Scarce Alder Slender Caloptilia falconipennella. In Linton I found mines of Hedge Cosmet Cosmopterix zieglerella in Hop and Dark Mealworm Beetle Tenebrio obscurus, whilst the Horningsea Churchyard Bioblitz yielded galls of Obolodiplosis robiniae (a midge) in Robinia pseudoacacia. After the climate strike on Portland, I couldn't leave without recording Portland Spurge Euphorbia portlandica at Tout Quarry, along with Perennial Wall-rocket Diplotaxis tenuifolia and Firebrat Thermobia domestica. October: back home in Herts, the harvestman Odiellus spinosus and centipede Cryptops hortensis in a wood pile, and from Chipperfield Woods, the leafhopper Arboridia ribauti, the barkfly Stenopsocus immaculatus and the micro-moth Maple Slender Caloptilia semifascia. 24
56 Tim Strudwick 2966 12th November, 2014
57 Debs Rylands 2914 2nd July, 2019 Bombus ruderatus ღ Coelioxys mandibularis
58 Sean Foote 2895 12th November, 2017
59 Richard Shotbolt 2858 8th January, 2018 Bittern, Redpoll and Siskin at RSPB Needingworth
60 Adrian Knowles 2748 4th October, 2019 Elampus foveatus, new to Britain, 2018 finally confirmed 56
61 Mark Lawlor 2740 15th August, 2019 2731 Tripleurospermum maritimum Sea Mayweed 2732 Cotula coronopifolia Buttonweed 2733 Juncus effusus Soft Rush 2734 Trifolium fragiferum Strawberry Clover 2735 Avena barbata Slender Oat 2736 Stachys arvensis Field Woundwort 2737 Kickxia elatine Sharp-leaved Fluellen 2738 Liriomyza eupatoriana 2739 Necrodes littoralis Shore Sexton Beetle 2740 Ormyrus nitidulus
62 Paul Clack 2699 7th May, 2019 End of 2018 update. Quiet year, added 152 sp. Work and family illness intervened. Some highlights though - southern emerald and southern migrant hawkers, wild boar at last, 40+ plant ticks on Scilly, 6 new fish including bluefin tuna and nailing short-winged conehead and wasp spider within a minute of each other. Other nice things included white rock rose, sunset cup coral, lapidary snail and ant woodlouse. 42
63 Harry Witts 2666 20th October, 2019 Red-eyed Vireo, Lesser Swine-cress and Many-seeded Goosefoot - Spurn area 12/10/19 19
64 Dan Hoare 2604 8th April, 2017 Spring Cinquefoil; Bristol Rock-cress; Coleophora ochrea
65 Graham French 2556 17th February, 2019 Formica exsecta (Narrow-headed wood ant), Colletes hederae (Ivy bee), Leptoglossus occidentalis (Western Conifer Seed Bug)
66 Paul Martin Hill 2534 23rd May, 2015 Micropterix calthella, Atherix ibis, Rhagio notatus and several new hoverflies
67 Roger Wilkinson 2514 4th October, 2019 Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Collared Earthstar
68 Robert Price 2462 30th March, 2019 Ledra aurita, Bembidion tetracolum, Pantilius tunicatus, Philorhizus melanocephalus, Plocamium cartilaginium, Migrant Hawker.
69 Aisling Dyson-Muffet 2460 18th September, 2018 Asterina gibbosa
70 Chris Shortall 2431 4th September, 2017 2431:Nephantes titan; 2430:Erysiphe polygoni; 2429:Suillia variegata; 2428:Palloptera quinquemaculata; 2427:Hypsosinga pygmaea; 2426:Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides; 2425:Vulpia bromioides; 2424:Hordeum murinum; 2423:Lonchoptera nigrociliata; 2422:Cantharis lateralis; 2421:Anapausis talpae; 2420:Physiphora alceae
71 Will George 2421 30th July, 2019 May 2019: A long overdue update, recent good things include Metopoplax ditomoides, Nomada zonata new to Beds, Cordylephurus viridis, Scaeva selentica & Turtle Bug 34
72 Christopher Glanfield 2375 6th August, 2018 50
73 Terry Box 2353 8th September, 2019 My highlights for 2018 were all moths and accepted by CMR: Eriocrania salopiella, Ectoedemia argyropeza and Dioryctria sylvestrella all new to VC62, Ectoedemia sericopeza new to VC64, Nemapogon clematella first since 1868 in VC62, Epinotia signatana only the 2nd for VC62.
74 James Harding-Morris 2343 11th October, 2019 Turkish Snail - my 100th mollusc! Red-tipped Clearwing - 23rd July. Corncrake - 2nd August. Edible Dormouse - 6th September. European Yellow-tailed Scorpion - 7th September. Willow Emerald, Grey Bush Cricket, Top Shell & Pointed Snail - 8th September. Wartbiter & Bacillus whitei (Slough's Wonder-stick) - 9th September. Lesser Grey Shrike - 10th October. Retrospectively added a brown hydra from a photo taken in 2011 - Hydra oligactis (Thanks to Brian Eversham for the ID!). Retrospectively added Red-veined Darter from a photo taken in 2009 because apparently I was an idiot in the past. So far in 2016 - Perez's Water Frog at Ham Wall, Aesculapian Snake (at long, long last), Glanville Fritillary, Red Helleborine, Fen Orchid, Wild Boar (at last!), actually saw Lady Amherst's Pheasant (at long, long, long last).
75 Nigel R Jones 2335 19th October, 2019 Goodies for 2019: Bearded Tooth (Hericium erinaceus), Barbastelle (Barbastella barbestellus), Chequered Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon), Anoplodera sexguttata, Wilson's Filmy-fern (Hymenophyllum wilsonii), Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea), Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger), Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus), Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia), Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) 64
76 Danny Cooper 2257 18th January, 2019 getting the moth trap out in the garden helped me add a few including Larch Pug Eupithecia lariciata Grass Rivulet Perizoma albulata and Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis. The PSL weekend was brilliant, as well as meeting a few fellow listers I added 19 species including Omphlus pubescens. The fishing was good too! Seeing Sally was good as she always shows me things that have been in front of me all along like Nettle Gall Dasineura urticae, then meeting Richard Comont who helped me sort out me humbles and added Southern Cuckoo Bee Bombus vistalis. Few things seen with Mark Whittiker locally and looking forward to a few things in the coming weeks!
77 Tristan Bantock 2254 16th July, 2019 Atomaria atra Meligethes gagathinus Quedius brevicornis Perigona nigriceps Heterothops minutus Leptacinus minutus Monotoma longicollis Myrmechixenus vaporariorum Astenus pulchellus Quedius scintillans
78 Clive Washington 2221 27th July, 2014 The sawflies Arge ochropus and Cladius pectinicornis
79 George Watola 2171 18th October, 2019 Pine Marten near Fort William
80 Julian Branscombe 2152 29th October, 2015 Chestnut bunting, 19th October 2015.
81 Billy Dykes 2129 28th August, 2016 Agromyza anthracina, Phyllonorycter esperella, Phyllonorycter acerifoliella, Phyllonorycter viminiella, Phyllonorycter spinicolella, Royal Fern, Sea Mouse-ear, Actenicerus sjaelandicus, Hedya atropunctana 22
82 Henry Cook 2086 21st July, 2014 Dune Helleborine - Anglesey.
83 Ian Boyd 2015 18th September, 2014 Capsodes sulcatus - fantastic bug
84 Harold Davies 2008 3rd May, 2018 Megatoma undata 22/03/2018 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB
85 Simon Horsnall 1972 2nd September, 2018 Fungus week at Kindrogan added multiple new fungi and a smattering of inverts + Ptarmigan, Mountain Hare and Pine Marten.
86 Keith Lugg 1970 4th August, 2017 Calodromius spilotus, Bembidion biguttatatum, Bembidion mannerheimii, 07/01/15 Dinton Pastures, from playing with deadwood by torchlight instead of looking for Winter moths like I was supposed to be doing. Ocys harpaloides, Temnothorax nylanderi, 11/01/15, Dinton Pastures, knocked out of dead wood.
87 John Walker 1964 24th July, 2016 Sanguisorba (Salad Burnet), Paraswammerdamia albicapitella, Teleiodes vulgella, Schoenobius gigantella, Least Yellow Underwing, Dipogon variegatus, all at home (West Notts) 69
88 Sue R Lambert 1954 29th September, 2019 Eastern Oliveceous Warbler 73
89 Stuart Read 1898 24th June, 2016 Dune Tiger Beetle 51
90 Stewart Sexton 1892 23rd May, 2019 Pachygnatha degeeri
91 Peter Whitcomb 1887 6th June, 2019 Alpine Lady's Mantle, Pyrenean Scurvygrass, Fringe Cups - see on May holiday in North Yorks; also Crescent Bell Epinotia bilunana in Brighton garden. 74
92 Martin Fowlie 1880 6th January, 2019 Lots of really, really easy stuff!
93 Seb Buckton 1853 6th July, 2019 May-June 2019 highlights: Burnt Orchid, Monkey Orchid, Narrow-leaved Helleborine, Meadow Clary, Balkan Spurge, Adders-tongue Spearwort, Narrow-leaved Water-Plantain; moths Adela reaumurella and Hemp Agrimony Plume, Aedes hartmanniana; butterflies Pearl-bordered and Marsh Fritillaries. Little Bustard at Slimbridge 23/6/19. Walnut Orb Spider Nuctenea umbratica. 53
94 Jacob Everitt 1790 20th July, 2018 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna - St Marys, Scilly, Elegant Tern - Church Norton
95 Pete Mella 1789 9th September, 2019 AUGUST 2019 - Least Yellow Underwing, Ruby Tiger, Brachmia bandella, Cydia splendana, Phyllonorycter geniculella, Rosy Rustic, Bryotropha domestica, Flounced Rustic, Frosted Orange, Didea fasciata, Six-striped Rustic SEPT 2019 Sea Holly, Burnet Rose, Grass of Parnassus, Marsh Woundwort, Least Yellow Sorrel, Fairy Foxglove, Fox Moth 39
96 Edward Betteridge 1775 14th August, 2019 Bedstraw hawkmoth, horse chestnut moth, Kent black arches, Scarce silver-lines, Dusky longhorn beetle. 19
97 Robert Davey 1773 10th July, 2016 Phyllonorycter mespilella, Phyllonorycter rajella, Grass eggar, Sandhill rustic (ssp leechi), Hoary footman, Acleris rhombana, Agonopterix alstromeriana, P. Albicapitella, Hedge rustic, Heath rustic, Exapion ulicis, Luffia lapidella, Vapourer, caloptilia elongella, montagu's blenny, Hudsonian whimbrel, Ocnerostoma friesei (confirmed by gen det), Marsh pug (confirmed by gen det), Sand goby, worm pipefish, Hydroschendyla submarina 39
98 Marilyn Abdulla 1772 18th March, 2019 18 species of lichen added during a walk with the NNNS at Houghton, Norfolk yesterday. Now keen to start on the lichens on my garden wall (old flint and brick construction). 65
99 David Vaudoré 1708 29th May, 2017 38
100 Robert S J Smith 1674 22nd September, 2018 Small Mottled Willow (Spodoptera exigua), Rusty-dot Pearl (Udea ferrugalis), Mere Wainscot (Photedes fluxa) and Dotted Fan-foot (Macrochilo cribrumalis)

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