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Aldersbrook Exchange Lands - Insects and Mammals



About 20 species of Butterfly have been seen here, and many moths. Other insects include an expanding population of the Banded Demoiselle Damselfly Agrion splendens, and a variety of Grasshoppers and Crickets including Roesel's Bush Cricket Metrioptera roeselii. Some of the insects recorded are listed below.


Large Skipper Ochlodes venatus
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus
Large White Pieris brassicae
Green-veined White Pieris napi
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas
Small Heath Coenonympha pamhilus
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
Small White Artogeia rapae
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria
Peacock Inachis io
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus
Comma Polygonia c-album
Mother Shipton Callistege mi
Burnet Companion Euclidia gliphica
Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae
Nemophora degeerella
Platyptilia pallidactyla
Thistle Ermine       Myelois circumvoluta
Silver Y       Autographa gamma
Banded Agrion Agrion splendens
Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum
Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum
Azure Damselfly Coenagrion puella
Roesel's Bush-cricket Metrioptera roeselii
Meadow Grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus
Common Green Grasshopper Omocestulus viridulus
Common Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus
Long winged cone-head Conocephalus dorsalis
Wasp Spider Argiope bruennichi
Hoverfly       Chrysotoxum verralli 22 June 2007
a Tachinid Fly unknown species 26 June 2005
a Mirid Bug       23 May 2006
Bishop's Mitre       Aelia acuminata 2 June 2006
a beetle       Malachius bipustulatus 23 May 2006
Wasp Beetle       Clytus arietis 2 June 2006



Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus
Mole Talpa europaea
Shrew Sorex araneus
Fox Vulpes vulpes
Weasel Mustela nivalis
Squirrel Sciuris caroliensis
Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus No sign seen in recent years
Water Vole Arvicola amphibius In the Roding during 1999 and 2000
Muntjack Muntiacus muntjak Very occasional