Suffolk Wildlife

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Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) July 2020
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) March 2010

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) April 2021


Small Skipper (Thylmelicus sylvestris) March 2017

Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus) July 2018
Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) August 2010
Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines) May 2010
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) January 2011
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) March 2010
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) October 2017
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) July 2010
Peacock (Inachis io) August 2010
Comma (Polygonia c-album) May 2016
Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) May 2010


Silver-Y (Autographa gamma) May 2010
Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea) October 2016
Mullien Moth (Cucullia verbasci) October 2016
Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) June 2010
Dwarf Cream Wave (Idaea fuscovenosa) August 2010
Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) October 2017
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) February 2011
Poplar Hawkmoth (Laothoe populi) August 2010
Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) August 2010
6-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) October 2017
Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner (Cameraria ohridella) July 2010
Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) January 2011

Dragonflies and Damselflies:

Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) June 2010
Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) July 2016
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella) June 2010
Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans) August 2010
Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) March 2010
Brown Hawker (Aeshna mixta) March 2010
Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) May 2019

Wasps and Bees:

Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) June 2010
Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) June 2010
White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) June 2010
Vestal Cuckoo Bee (Bombus vestalis) June 2010
Common Carder Bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) June 2010
Cuckoo Bee (Melecta albifrons) August 2015
Robin's Pincushion Gall Wasp (Diplolepis rosae) July 2010
Cirrospilus vittatus July 2010
Hornet Vespa crabro October 2017


2-spot Ladybird (Adalia 2-punctata) March 2010
10-spot Ladybird (Adalia 10-punctata)  August 2010
7-spot Ladybird (Coccinella 7-punctata)  July 2010
22-spot Ladybird (Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata)  July 2016
Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)  August 2010
Aphid May 2010
Green Lacewing Chrysopa perla April 2018
Jumping Plant Louse July 2016
Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus)  May 2010
Flower Crab Spider (Misumena vatia)  January 2011
Nursery-web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis) April 2016
False Widow Spider (Steatoda bipunctata) October 2016
Common Crab Spider (Xysticus cristatus) October 2017
Araniella cucurbitina  May 2010
Large Rose Sawfly (Arge pagana)  May 2010
Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)  July 2016
Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietus)  July 2010
Lesser Stag Beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus)  July 2010
Pied Shield Bug (Tritomegas bicolor)  May 2017
Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)  August 2010
St Mark's Fly (Bibio marci)  January 2018
Greenbottle (Lucilia caesar) January 2011
Helophilus pendulus  August 2010
Eupeodes spp.  August 2010
Platysoma seminationis April 2016
Common Pondskater (Gerris lacustris)  August 2010
Spotted Cranefly (Nephrotoma appendiculata)  February 2011
Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)  September 2010
Oak Bush-cricket (Meconema thalassinum)  January 2011

Reptiles, Amphibians and Gastropods:

Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) February 2011
Slowworm (Angius fragilis) December 2017
Common Newt (Triturus vulgaris) May 2017
Field Slug (Deroceras reticulatum)  July 2010


Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris) May 2010
Reeve's Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) February 2011


Man Orchid (Aceras anthropophorum) March 2010

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