Checklists

In 1996 ENHS produced The Flora and Fauna of Exmoor National Park listing 8243 species which had been recorded. (Now out of print). Since then there have been a number of additions published annually in Exmoor Naturalist magazine. The following lists show what we have recorded as of June 2020 , now 10,261 species from the Exmoor National Park Area, plus Minehead and Dunster Beach. It is hoped there will also be future additions and updates.

AmphibiansBees, Wasps, Sawflies, AntsBeetles and WeevilsBirdsBugs Bush-Crickets, Grasshoppers and AlliesButterflies and MothsDragonflies, Damselflies, Mayflies, Stoneflies & Caddis FliesFish (Saltwater and Fresh)FleasFlies and HoverfliesFreshwater AlgaeFungiLacewings and Allies LiceLichensLiverworts,Hornworts and MossesMammals (Land and Sea)Maritime Invertebrates and SeaweedsOther InvertebratesPlants - Wild Flowers, Ferns, Trees, ClubmossesReptilesSnails and SlugsSpidersWoodlice, Centipedes and MillipedesWorms and Leeches

Amphibians: Updated to May 2020

amphibians.csv
Common nameScientific nameNotes
Warty NewtTriturus cristatusKnown at Selworthy c1950 but no recent records.
Smooth NewtTriturus vulgarisMore terrestrial than other species; easily confused with Palmate Newt which is the common Exmoor newt. No recent records.
Palmate NewtTriturus helveticusBreeds in shallow water, puddles, ponds and garden pools, also in brackish water. Occurs on the moor and on coastal marsh. Adults found in various habitats near breeding sites.
Common ToadBufo bufoWidespread and common in various fairly dry places except in breeding season when it seeks ponds and pools on moorland and gardens.
Common FrogRana temporariaVery common in damp places.

Bees, Wasps, Sawflies, Ants. Updated to June 2020

Introduction to Hymenoptera.
The Hymenoptera are here divided into five sections each listed alphabetically A-Z by Scientific name. The sections are: 1. Sawflies, 2. Parasitic Wasps, 3. Wasps and The Hornet, 4. Ants and 5. Bees.
Scientific nameCommon nameNotes
SECTION ONE: SAWFLIES
Abia candensa club-horned sawfly
Allantus cinctusa sawflyVisits various flowers.
Arge clavicornisa sawfly
Arge ochropusa sawfly
Arge paganaa sawfly
Arge ustulataA sawfly
Athalia lugensA sawfly
Blennocampa pusillaLeaf-rolling SawflyOn roses
Caliroa cerasia sawflyLarvae on Prunus species.
Cephus cultratusa sawfly
Cimbex conatusA sawfly
Cimbex femoratusBirch SawflyLarvae feed on birch.
Croesus latipesA sawflyLarvae on birch.
Croesus septentrionalisBirch SawflyOn birch.
Dolerus liogastera sawfly
Dolerus madidusa sawfly
Euura venustaa sawflyGalls on leaf stalks of willow.
Fenella nigritaa sawflyMines on Agrimony.
Fenusa dohrniia sawflyMines on alder
Fenusa pusillaA sawfly
Fenusa ulmia sawflyMines on elm
Heterarthrus acerisJerking Disc SawflyMines on sycamore.
Heterarthrus healyiA sawflyMines on field maple.
Heterarthrus microcephalusa sawflyMines on willow.
Heterarthrus nemoratusa sawflyMines on birch.
Heterarthrus vagansa sawflyMines on alder.
Messa nanaa sawflyMines on birch.
Metallus geia sawflyMines on Wood Avens.
Metallus pumilusa sawflyMines on Raspberry
Monosoma pulverataAlder SawflyLarvae on alder.
Monostegia abdominalisa sawflyLarvae on Pimpernel and loose-strife.
Nematus ribesiiGooseberry SawflyOn gooseberry.
Pachyprotasis rapaea sawfly
Phytomatocera aterrimaSolomon's Seal SawflyLarvae on Solomon's Seal.
Pontania pedunculia sawflyGalls on Grey willow.
Pontania proximaa sawflyGalls on willow
Pontania vesicatora sawflyGalls on willow
Pontania viminalisGoat Willow SawflyGalls on Goat willow.
Pristiphora mollisa sawflyLarvae on Whortleberry.
Profenusa pygmaeaa sawflyMines on oak.
Profenusa thomsonia sawflyMines on birch.
Rhogogaster viridisa sawfly
Scolioneura betuletia sawflyMines on birch
Strombocerus delicatulusa sawflyCommon on bracken.
Strongylogaster lineataa sawfly
Tenthredo balteataa sawflyLarvae on Hypericum.
Tenthredo celticaa sawfly
Tenthredo mesomelasa sawflyCommon.
Tenthredopsis nassataa sawfly
Trichiocampus viminalisPoplar Sawfly
Trichiosoma tibialeHawthorn SawflyLarvae feed on hawthorn.
Urocerus gigasGreater Horntail WaspLocal.
SECTION TWO: PARASITIC WASPS
Amblyteles armatoriusan ichneumon waspIn grazed water meadows
Andricus anthracinaOyster Gallon oak
Andricus curvatora gall waspGalls on oak
Andricus fecundatorArtichoke Gallon oak
Andricus glandulaea gall wasp
Andricus kollariMarble Gallon oak
Andricus lignicolaCola-nut Gallon oak
Andricus quadrilineatusa gall waspgalls on oak
Andricus quercuscalicisKnopper GallAbundant on oak in some years. Whole acorn crops failûcausing food shortage for jays, etc.
Andricus quercusradicisa gall waspGalls on oak
Andricus quercusramuliCottonwool GallGalls on oak catkins. Rare.
Andricus solitariusa gall waspGalls on oak
Apanteles glomeratusA parasitic waspParasite of White butterflies
Biorhiza pallidaOak AppleGall on oak
Chrysocharis polyzoA parasitic waspParasite of Cerodontha ireos
Codrus nigera small parasitic waspParasite of Carabid beetles
Cynips divisaRed Currant GallGalls on oak
Cynips longiventrisa gall wasp
Cynips quercusfoliiCherry GallGalls on oak
Diastrophus rubiBramble Stem GallGalls on brambles.
Diplazon laetatoriusan ichneumon wasp
Diplolepis eglanteriaea gall waspGalls on wild roses.
Diplolepis nervosaa gall waspGalls on wild rose
Diplolepis rosaeRobin's Pin-cushion GallBedeguar Gall. Galls on wild rose.
Elampus panzerA parasitic waspParasite on Mimesa wasps.
Enicospilus ramidulusan ichneumon waspParasite of Hawkmoths and Noctuid moths.
Gasteruption assectatorHunger WaspParasite of various bees.
Ichneumon deliratorius (Coelichneumon d.)an ichneumon wasp
Ichneumon stramentariusan ichneumon wasp
Ichneumon suspiciosusan ichneumon waspOn Hemlock water-dropwort.
Liposthenus latreilleia gall waspGalls on Ground-ivy (Glechoma)
Lissonota setosaAn ichneumon waspParasite on Goat Moth
Megastigmus dorsalisa chalcid waspParasite in oak marble galls
Meraporus graminicolaa chalcid wasp
Mesochorus politusAn ichneumon wasp
Metopius citratus (Ichneumon c.)an ichneumon waspParasite on Geometrid moth.
Mymaridae spp.Fairy fliesParasites in eggs of bugs and dragonflies.
Netelia opaculusan ichneumon waspOccasional in light traps.
Neuroterus albipesSmooth Spangle GallOn oak
Neuroterus numismalisSilk-button Spangle Gallon oak
Neuroterus quercusbaccarumCommon Spangle Gallon oak
Neuroterus tricolora gall wasp
Opheltes glaucopterisan ichneumon waspParasite on Cimbex connatus. VC4.
Ophion costatusan ichneumon waspParasite of Noctuid moths
Ophion longigenaan ichneumon wasp
Ophion luteusan ichneumon waspCommon.
Ophion obscuratusan ichneumon wasp
Perispuda bignelliiAn ichneumon wasp
Perispuda facialisAn ichneumon wasp
Perithous divinatoran ichneumon waspParasite on larvae in stems.
Phanacis hypochoeridisa gall waspGalls on cats-ear (Hypochoeris)
Pimpla hypochondriacaan ichneumon waspOn ivy flowers.
Platygastridae spp.A parasitic waspParasites of gall midges.
Praon spp.an aphid parasitic waspParasite of aphids.
Prestwichia aquaticaA parasitic waspParasite in eggs of aquatic bugs and beetles.
Pteromalus puparuma chalcid waspParasite of Lepidoptera
Rhyssa persuasoriaSabre WaspParasite on wood wasps, in conifers.
Synergus apicalisa gall waspInquiline in oak galls
Synergus rotundiventrisa gall waspInquiline in oak galls
Syspasis lineatoran ichneumon waspParasite of Heterarthrus vagans
Therion circumflexuman ichneumon wasp
Torymus nitensa chalcid waspParasitoid in oak marble galls
Tromatobia variabilisan ichneumon wasp
SECTION THREE: WASPS & HORNET
Ammophila sabulosaRed Banded Sand WaspNests in sandy soil; parasite of Lepidoptera.
Ancistrocerus gazellaa potter wasp or mason wasp
Ancistrocerus nigricornisa potter wasp or mason waspNests in cavities. Parasite of Tortricid larvae.
Ancistrocerus oviventrisa potter wasp or mason wasp
Ancistrocerus parietinusa potter wasp or mason waspParasite of Lepidopterous larvae.
Ancistrocerus parietumWall Mason WaspParasite of Lepidopterous larvae
Anoplius concinnusa spider-hunting waspParasite of Lycosid spiders
Anoplius nigerrimusa spider-hunting waspParasite of Lycosid spiders
Anoplius viaticusBlack Banded Spider WaspParasite of various spiders
Argogorytes mystaceusField Digger WaspNests in light soil; parasite of Homoptera.
Cerceris ruficornisa solitary waspCommon.
Chrysis angustulaa rubytail wasp
Chrysis ignitaa rubytail waspParasite of other Hymenoptera
Chrysis rutiliventrisa rubytail waspMainly coastal.
Chrysis schenkeia rubytail waspNotable.
Crabro cribrariusSlender Bodied Digger WaspOn sandy heathland; parasite of Diptera.
Crossocerus capitosusa solitary waspParasite of Diptera and Hymenoptera
Crossocerus cetratusa solitary waspNests in hollow stems and dead wood; parasite of Diptera and Hymenoptera.
Crossocerus dimidiatusBlunt Tailed Digger WaspNests in rotten wood; parasite of Diptera.
Crossocerus distinguendusa solitary waspScarce.
Crossocerus elongatulusSlender Digger WaspCommon.
Crossocerus megacephalusa solitary waspNests in rotten wood; parasite of Diptera
Crossocerus pusillusa solitary waspNests in soil; parasite of small Diptera
Crossocerus quadrimaculatus4-spotted Digger WaspNests in soil; parasite of Diptera
Diodontus tristisMelancholy Black WaspNests in sand or mortar; parasite of aphids.
Dolichovespula mediaa social waspNests in bushes; very rare. A recent arrival in Britain, first Exmoor record early 1990s.
Dolichovespula norwegicaNorwegian Wasp
Dolichovespula sylvestrisTree WaspNests in trees.
Dryinidae sp.a dryinid waspParasites of leaf-hopper bugs.
Ectemnius cephalotesa solitary waspNests in dead wood; parasite of Muscids and Syrphids.
Ectemnius continuusa solitary waspNests in dead wood; parasite of Muscids and Syrphids.
Ectemnius lituratusa solitary waspNests in dead wood, parasite of Muscids.
Epyris nigera bethylid wasp
Evaetes dubiusa spider-hunting waspRare. Na
Gorytes bicinctusa solitary waspNests in light soils; parasite of Diptera
Gymnomerus laevipesa mason waspScarce.
Mellinus arvensisField Digger WaspNests in light soils; parasite of Diptera
Miscophus concolora solitary waspNests on heaths; parasite of small spiders.
Nysson spinosusLarge Spurred Digger WaspKleptoparasite of Argogorytes spp.
Odynerus spinipesSpiny Mason WaspParasite on Coleoptera larvae
Oxybelus uniglumisCommon Spiny Digger WaspNests in sandy soils; parasite of Diptera
Passaloecus gracilisa solitary waspNests in beetle burrows; parasite of same.
Pemphredon lugubrisMOURNFUL WASPNests in plant stems and wood.
Pompilus spissaa spider-hunting waspScarce.
Priocnemis parvulaa spider-hunting waspCommon.
Psen bicolorTwo Coloured Mimic WaspNests in sandy soils; parasite of Homoptera
Rhopalum coarctatuma solitary wasp
Symmorphus connexusa potter wasp or mason waspNests in plant stems
Symmorphus gracilisa potter wasp or mason waspVisits flowers of Scrophularia
Tiphia femorataa solitary waspParasite of dung beetles
Trichrysis cyaneaa rubytail waspA kleptoparasite of wood boring aculeates
Trypoxylon attenuatumSlender Wood Borer WaspParasite of various spiders
Vespa crabroThe HornetNests in tree holes; locally common. Nests sometimes found in ENHS bird nest boxes in woodlands.
Vespula rufaRed WaspUsually nests in the ground.
Vespula vulgarisCommon WaspNests in various sites.
SECTION FOUR: ANTS
Formica cuniculariaan antNests under stones and in dry turf banks.
Formica fuscaNegro AntNests under stones and tree stumps
Formica lemanian antIn upland areas.
Formica rufaRed Wood AntFrequent in suitable woodlands.
Lasius alienusan antOn heather moorland
Lasius flavusYellow Meadow AntCommon in fields and gardens.
Lasius fuliginosusJet AntNests in varying sites.
Lasius nigerSmall Black AntAbundant in gardens.
Lasius umbratusan antNests at base of old trees.
Leptothorax acervorumSlender AntNests in tree stumps under bark
Mutilla europaeaLarge Velvet AntParasite of Bumble bees.
Myrmica lobicornisan antNests in open woodland or moorland
Myrmica ruginodisRed AntNests under stones in woods & moorland
Myrmica scabrinodisan antNests in varying sites.
Myrmica sulcinodisan antNests under flat stones on heather moorland
Stenamma sp.An antSpecies uncertain, possibly debile.
Tapinoma erraticumErratic AntNests on heathland
Tetramorium caespitumTurf AntNests under stones on heaths and cliffs
SECTION FIVE: BEES
Andrena bicolorGwynne's Mining Bee
Andrena cinerariaGrey mining beeLocal.
Andrena clarkellaa solitary beeFrequent.
Andrena coitanaa solitary beeVisits bramble and apple flowers.
Andrena denticulataa mining beeLocal in meadows and moorland edge.
Andrena dorsataa solitary beeLocal.
Andrena flavipesYellow-legged Mining BeeIn various habitats.
Andrena fucataa solitary beeVisits various flowers.
Andrena fuscipesa solitary beeLocal.
Andrena haemorrhoaEarly Mining BeeNests in ground; visits flowers of Crataegus and Salix.
Andrena helvolaWoodland edges and meadows.
Andrena lapponicaa solitary beeVisits Vaccinium flowers.
Andrena marginataOn scabious flowers only. Na.
Andrena minitulaIn various habitats.
Andrena nigroaeneaa solitary beeVisits various flowers.
Andrena nitidiusculusa solitary beeVery rare. RDB3.
Andrena ovatulaa solitary beeVisits various flowers.
Andrena pubescensa solitary beeLocal.
Andrena rosaea solitary beeGrasslands. Rare. RDB
Andrena saundersellaa solitary beeVisits Umbelliferous flowers.
Andrena scoticaa solitary bee
Andrena strangulaa solitary beeVery rare.
Andrena subopacaa solitary beeVisits various flowers.
Andrena tarsataa solitary beeLocal
Andrena thraciciaa solitary beeLocal.
Andrena trimmeranaTrimmer's Mining BeeVisits flowers of various shrubs.
Andrena wilkellaIn grasslands.
Anthidium manicatumWool-carder BeeNests in woodland; visits flowers of Labiates
Anthophora plumipesHairy Footed Flower BeeNests in walls and in ground; visits Labiates.
Apis melliferaHoney BeeCommercially maintained; wild colonies sometimes found; very common on flowers.
Bombus barbutellusBarbut's Cuckoo bee
Bombus bohemicusa Bumble-bee
Bombus campestrisa Bumble-bee
Bombus hortorumSmall Garden Bumble BeeNests among tree roots and in banks.
Bombus hypnorumTree Bumble Bee.Numbers increased.
Bombus jonellusHeath Bumble BeeNests subterranean; heathland.
Bombus lapidariusLarge Red Tailed Bumble BeeNests subterranean; visits flowers.
Bombus lucorumWhite-tailed Bumble BeeNests subterranean; visits various flowers
Bombus monticolaMountain Bumble BeeScarce.
Bombus pascuorumCommon Carder BeeNests on surface; widespread.
Bombus pratorumEarly Bumble BeeNests early in season in various sites; visits blossoms of fruit trees.
Bombus sylvestrisa Cuckoo bumble-bee
Bombus terrestrisBuff-tailed Bumble BeeNests subterranean; visits various flowers.
Coelioxya conoideaLarge Sharp-tail Bee
Coelioxya elongataA Cuckoo BeeParasitic on Megachile willughbiella bee.
Colletes fodiensa beeLocal
Colletes marginatusThe Margined ColletesNests in loose sand; a coastal species.
Colletes succinctusa solitary beeNests in ground; visits flowers of Calluna and Erica
Dasypoda altercatorHairy Legged Mining BeeIn sandy localities.
Epeolus crucigerA Cuckoo BeeOn Collettes bees. Local
Epeolus variegatesA Cuckoo BeeOn Collettes bees. Local
Eucera longicornisa nomad or mason beeNests in ground, sometimes in large colonies.
Halictus eurygnathusa solitary bee
Halictus rubicundusa solitary beeNests in ground; often in large colonies.
Halictus tumuloruma solitary beeOften stylopised.
Hoplitis claviventrisa solitary beeLocal.
Hylaeus communisCommon Yellow-face beeLocal
Hylaeus confususa solitary beeUncommon.
Hylaeus cornutusa solitary beeScarce. Na.
Hylaeus hyalinatusa solitary bee
Hylaeus pictipesa solitary beeRDB
Lasioglossum albipesa solitary beeVisits Senecio etc.
Lasioglossum calceatumSlender Mining BeeVisits Senecio and Umbelliferous flowers.
Lasioglossum cupromicansa solitary beeVisits flowers of yellow Composites
Lasioglossum fratelluma solitary beeA moorland species. Visits flowers of Senecio.
Lasioglossum laevigatuma solitary beeVisits flowers of Scrophularia
Lasioglossum leucopuma solitary beeNests in sandy ground. Visits flowers.
Lasioglossum malachurusa solitary beeVisits Trifolium flowers.
Lasioglossum minutissimumLeast Mining-beeUncommon.
Lasioglossum morioBrassy Mining BeeNests in wall mortar; common in gardens.
Lasioglossum punctatissimuma solitary beeVisits gorse flowers on heath and near coast.
Lasioglossum smeathmanelluma solitary beeCommon.
Lasioglossum villosulumShaggy Mining BeeVisits flowers of yellow Composites
Lasioglossum xanthopumYellow Footed Mining BeeVisits various flowrs.
Megachile centuncularisPatchwork Leaf-cutter BeeNests in wood or soil; visits flowers of Rubus.
Megachile lignisecaA leaf-cutter bee
Megachile versicolorA leaf-cutter beeLocal.
Megachile willughbiellaWillughby's Leaf-cutter BeeNests in pre-existing holes in wood, walls or soil.
Nomada argentataA Cuckoo BeeScarce. RDB3.
Nomada fabricianaFabricius' Nomad BeeKleptoparasite of Andrena spp. Visits flowers.
Nomada flavaa nomad or mason beeKleptoparasite of Andrena spp. Visits flowers.
Nomada flavoguttataa nomad or mason beeKleptoparasite of Andrena spp. Visits flowers.
Nomada fucataa nomad or mason beeVery local.
Nomada goodenianaGooden's Nomad BeeKleptoparasite of Andrena spp. Visits flowers.
Nomada lathburianaA Cuckoo BeeScarce. RDB3.
Nomada marshamellaMarsham's Nomad BeeKleptoparasite of Andrena spp. Visits flowers.
Nomada obtusifronsLocal
Nomada ruficornisRed-horned Nomad Bee.
Nomada rufipesGolden-rod Nomad BeeKleptoparasite of Andrena spp. Visits flowers.
Osmia aurulentaGold-ringed Mason BeeLocal
Osmia fulviventrisa solitary beeProbably incorrect record. Recorded by visiting naturalists.
Osmia rufaRed Mason Bee
Panurgus banksianusa solitary beeNests in sandy ground. Visits dandelion flowers.
Panurgus calcaratusa solitary beeLocal
Psithyrus sylvestrisFour Coloured Cuckoo BeeParasite of Bombus pratorum Common.
Psithyrus vestalisVestal Cuckoo BeeSocial parasite of B.lucorum and B.terrestris
Sphecodes crassusa solitary beeVisits various flowers.
Stelis ornatulaA Cuckoo Beeon Hoplitis claviventris. RDB3. Scarce

Beetles: Updated to December 2018

Scientific NameCommon NameNotes    
Abax parallelepipedusa ground beetleIn woodland.
Abraeus globosusa carrion beetleIn decaying wood.
Acalles ptinoidesa weevilIn dead wood.
Acanthephodus onopordia seed weevilOn thistles.
Acidota crenataa rove beetleIn moss and leaf litter.
Acidota cruentataa rove beetleCultivated ground or in moss.
Acilius sulcatusa water beetleIn shallow, muddy pools.
Acrolocha sulculusa rove beetleIn dung
Acrotona aterrimaIn dung
Acrotona muscorumIn fungus.
Acrotrichis atomariaa featherwing beetleIn vegetable detritus
Acrotrichis rosskothenia featherwing beetleIn ancient valley woodland.
Acrotrichis sitkaensisa featherwing beetleIn damp leaf litter.
Acrulia inflataa rove beetlein old parkland
Actenicerus sjaelandicusMarsh Click BeetleOn wet moorland.
Actidium aterrimuma featherwing beetleShingle by rivers and streams.
Actocharis readingiiUnder stones on coast. RDBK. VC4
Acupalpus dubiusa ground beetleIn coastal marshes
Acupalpus exiguusa ground beetleIn coastal marshes.
Acupalpus meridianusa ground beetleIn a range of habitats.
Adalia bipunctataTwo-spot LadybirdUsually very common in a range of habitats.
Adalia decempunctataTen-spot LadybirdA range of habitats.
Adrastus pallensa click beetleMinehead 1935. In woodland.
Aegialia arenariaa dung beetle or chaferOn sandy soils at the coast
Aeletes atomarius Aubé[RDB3]
Aepus marinusa ground beetleRare under stones on sand at around high water mark.
Aepus robinii[NS] - VC4
Agabus affinisa water beetleIn spring-head mires.
Agabus biguttatusa water beetleSmall streams and springs. Last Exmoor record Porlock 1896.
Agabus bipustulatusa water beetleIn standing and flowing freshwater.
Agabus conspersusa water beetleIn brackish coastal ditches.
Agabus guttatusa water beetlein streams and springs.
Agabus melanariusa water beetleIn puddles and pools.
Agabus montanusa water beetleIn Sphagnum bogs.
Agabus nebulosusa water beetleIn shallow, muddy pools.
Agabus paludosusa water beetleLocal in still water.
Agabus paludosus
Agabus sturmii
Agathidium convexum
Agathidium rotundatuma round fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood. Only record was from Minehead inû1948.
Agathidium seminuluma round fungus beetleUnder bark of decaying oak.
Agathidium variansa round fungus beetleIn leaf litter in woodland.
Agonum albipesa ground beetleIn a range of habitats near water.
Agonum assimilea ground beetleUnder bark in deciduous woodland.
Agonum dorsalea ground beetleOn cultivated ground.
Agonum fuliginosuma ground beetleIn a range of wet habitats.
Agonum gracilea ground beetleIn fens.
Agonum marginatuma ground beetleLocal on open muddy substrates in wetlands.
Agonum moestuma ground beetleGrass tussocks at edge of lake.
Agonum muelleria ground beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Agonum obscuruma ground beetleIn coastal fens.
Agonum piceuma ground beetleIn fens.
Agonum thoreyia ground beetleIn coastal marshes.
Agrilus sinuatusHawthorn Jewel BeetleOn Hawthorn.
Agriotes acuminatusa click beetlewoodland
Agriotes lineatusWireworm (larva)In open habitats on the coast.
Agriotes obscurusa click beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Agriotes pallidulusa click beetleA range of habitats.
Agriotes sordidusa click beetleIn strandline litter. Porlock Weir 1946 and 1998.
Agriotes sputatora click beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Agrypnus murinusa click beetleCoastal grassland.
Alaobia linderi (Brisout)
Alaobia pallidicornisIn fungus.
Alaobia sodalisIn fungus.
Aleochara bilineataa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Aleochara bipustulata s.l.a rove beetleIn dung.
Aleochara cuniculoruma rove beetleIn rabbit burrows. Dunster 1919.
Aleochara curtulaa rove beetleIn carrion. Minehead & Dunster 1951.
Aleochara funebrisa rove beetle
Aleochara intricataa rove beetleHopcott Common, 1951. In vegetable detritus.
Aleochara lanuginosaa rove beetleIn dung.
Aleochara lata
Aleochara maculataa rove beetleIn old valley woodland. East Lyn, 1870.
Aleochara ruficornisa rove beetle[N.]
Aleochara sparsaa rove beetleIn old birds nest.
Aloconota cambricaa rove beetleIn flood litter. Last record Porlock 1896.
Aloconota curraxa rove beetleLast record Porlock 1896. In flood litter
Aloconota gregariaa rove beetleIn wetlands.
Aloconota insectaa rove beetleRiver banks.
Aloconota sulcifronsa rove beetleOn river shingle and in flood litter. Last record Porlock 1907.
Alophus triguttatusa weevilGrassland
Alosterna tabacicolora longhorn beetlein woodland.
Altica longicollis[NS] Devon, coastal heath.
Altica lythria leaf beetleCoastal marshes. On willowherb.
Altica oleraceaa leaf beetleOn moorland and heathland.
Amalorrhynchus melanariusa weevilOn water-cress.
Amara aeneaCommon Sun BeetleIn a range of open habitats.
Amara apricariaa ground beetleOn open weedy ground
Amara aulicaa ground beetleOn open weedy ground
Amara communisa ground beetleIn a range of habitats.
Amara consularis [a ground beetle[Nb]
Amara convexior Stephens..Heathland. VC4.
Amara convexiusculaa ground beetleOn sandy soils at the coast.
Amara familiarisa ground beetleIn a range of dry open habitats.
Amara lucidaa ground beetleOn sandy soil at the coast.
Amara lunicollisa ground beetleOn moorland
Amara ovataa ground beetleOn open weedy ground
Amara plebejaa ground beetleIn a range of habitats
Amara similataa ground beetleOn open weedy ground.
Amara tibialisa ground beetleOn dry sandy soils.
Amischa analisa rove beetleIn a range of habitats
Amischa cavifronsa rove beetlein moss. Last record Minehead 1946.
Amischa decipiensa rove beetleIn woodland.
Amischa forcipataa rove beetleIn flood litter.
Ampedus balteatusa click beetleOn birch foliage or sometimes under bark and in rotten woodûof birch or oak. Last record Porlock Weir 1947.
Amphicyllis globus (Fabricius)
Amphimallon solstitialisSummer ChaferFormerly abundant in some years but now rather scarce. On shrubs or trees or comes to light.
Anacaena bipustulataa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes. Last Exmoor record Minehead 1935.
Anacaena globulusa scavenger water beetleIn a range of freshwater and wetland habitats.
Anacaena limbata s.l.a scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes.
Anacaena lutescensa scavenger water beetleUpland pools.
Anaglyptus mysticusa longhorn beetleWoodland.
Anaspis costaia tumbling flower beetleOn hawthorn flowers in woodlands
Anaspis frontalisa tumbling flower beetleOn hawthorn blossom
Anaspis garneysia tumbling flower beetleOn hawthorn blossom. Horner Woods 1948
Anaspis humeralisa tumbling flower beetleOn hawthorn blossom.
Anaspis luridaa tumbling flower beetlein woodlands.
Anaspis maculataa tumbling flower beetleOn hawthorn blossom
Anaspis pulicariaa tumbling flower beetleOn hawthorn blossom.
Anaspis regimbartia tumbling flower beetleOn hawthorn blossom
Anaspis rufilabrisa tumbling flower beetleOn hawthorn blossom
Anatis ocellataEyed LadybirdOn conifers.
Anisosticta novemdecimpunctataWater LadybirdOn vegetation near fresh water. (19 spot ladybird)
Anisotoma humeralisa round fungus beetleIn decaying wood in woodland and parkland.
Anitys rubens Sturm[Nb]
Anobium punctatumWoodwormIn dead wood and old buildings.
Anommatus duodecimstriatusa cerylonid beetleIn vegetable detritus
Anomognathus cuspidatusa rove beetleUnder bark
Anoplus plantarisa weevilOn birch.
Anoplus roborisa weevilOn alder.
Anotylus complanatusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Anotylus inustusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus and dung.
Anotylus nitidulus
Anotylus rugosusa rove beetleGrassy or mossy places.
Anotylus sculpturatusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Anotylus tetracarinatusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Antherophagus nigricornisa silken fungus beetleThought to associate with humble bees.
Antherophagus pallensa silken fungus beetleThought to associate with humble bees.
Anthicus antherinusan antlike beetleIn hedges.
Anthicus floralisan antlike beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Anthicus tobiasan antlike beetleOn rubbish dumps.
Anthobium atrocephaluma rove beetleIn leaf litter
Anthobium unicolora rove beetleWidespread
Anthonomus bituberculatusa weevil
Anthonomus pediculariusa weevilOn hawthorn
Anthonomus rubiStrawberry Blossom WeevilOn rosaceous plants.
Anthonomus ulmia weevilOn elm.
Anthrenus fuscusa museum or larder beetleIn birds nests and on flowers in summer. Larvae eat woollen carpets etc. in buildings.
Anthrenus verbasciCarpet beetlein houses.
Anthribus nebulosusa fungus weevil
Aphidecta obliterataLarch LadybirdOn coniferous trees.
Aphodius atera dung beetle or chaferIn dung in open country.
Aphodius coenosusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung on dry heathland.
Aphodius conspurcatusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung.
Aphodius contaminatusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung.
Aphodius depressusa dung beetle or chaferin dung
Aphodius equestrisa dung beetle or chaferOn dung in woodland.
Aphodius erraticusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung. Minehead 1946.
Aphodius fimetariusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung
Aphodius foetidusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung.
Aphodius fossora dung beetle or chaferIn dung. Also comes to m/v light.
Aphodius granariusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung
Aphodius haemorrhoidalisa dung beetle or chaferIn dung.
Aphodius ictericusa dung beetle or chaferIn vegetable detritus or in dung.
Aphodius luridusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung. Minehead 1946.
Aphodius merdariusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung. Alcombe Common 1947.
Aphodius obliteratusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung. Minehead 1906.
Aphodius plagiatusa dung beetle or chaferIn coastal marshes.
Aphodius prodromusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung and vegetable detritus. Alcombe Common 1947.
Aphodius pusillusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung.
Aphodius rufipesa dung beetle or chaferIn dung and at light.
Aphodius sphacelatusa dung beetle or chaferIn dung.
Aphthona euphorbiaeLarge Flax Flea BeetleFeeds on spurges.
Aphthona nonstriataIris Flea BeetleOn yellow flag iris.
Apion frumentariuma seed weevilOn dock.
Apion haematodesa seed weevilOn sheeps sorrel.
Apion rubensa seed weevilOn Sheep's sorrel.
Aplotarsus incanusa click beetleIn wetlands
Apoderus coryliHazel Leaf-roller WeevilOn hazel
Apteropeda globosaa leaf beetleOn Lamium album.
Apteropeda orbiculataa leaf beetleIn woodlands.
Arhopalus rusticusa longhorn beetleIn pine trees.
Arhopalus tristisa longhorn beetleOn coniferous timber in houses.
Aridius bifasciatusa mould beetleA range of habitats.
Aridius nodifera mould beetleA range of habitats.
Asaphidion curtumHorner Wood.
Asemum striatuma longhorn beetleOn coniferous logs. Minehead 1952. Probable introduction.
Aspidapion (Koestilinia) aeneuma seed weevilSyn. Apion aeneum. On Mallow. Minehead 1949. Perhaps decreasing.
Aspidapion radiolusa seed weevilOn mallow.
Aspidiphorus orbiculatusa slime mould beetleIn fungi.
Astenus lyonessiusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Astenus pulchellusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Atheta amiculaa rove beetleIn fungi.
Atheta amplicollisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Atheta aquaticaa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus. Porlock 1896.
Atheta aquatilisa rove beetleIn moss by coastal waterfall. VC4. Notable.
Atheta atramentariaa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus and dung.
Atheta autumnalisa rove beetleUnder beech bark. RDB
Atheta basicornisa rove beetleUnder beech bark. Notable.
Atheta britanniaea rove beetle
Atheta cadaverinaa rove beetleIn fungi.
Atheta celataa rove beetleIn fungus.
Atheta cinnamopteraa rove beetleIn fungus.
Atheta clientulaa rove beetleLocal in damp grass.
Atheta corvinaa rove beetle
Atheta crassicornisa rove beetleIn rotting fungi.
Atheta debilisa rove beetleIn flood litter.
Atheta divisaa rove beetleIn rotting fungi in woodland.
Atheta elongatulaa rove beetleIn litter. 1948 Withypool. 1935 Minehead.
Atheta excellensa rove beetleRare.
Atheta fungia rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Atheta fungicolaa rove beetleIn fungus.
Atheta graminicolaWatersmeet, Devon,
Atheta harwoodiia rove beetleOn sappy beech stump
Atheta hepaticaa rove beetleIn woodland.
Atheta hypnoruma rove beetleIn litter in woodland. Withypool 1948.
Atheta incognitaVC4
Atheta intermediaa rove beetleIn fungus.
Atheta ischnoceraa rove beetle
Atheta laevanaa rove beetleIn dung.
Atheta laticollisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Atheta liturataa rove beetleIn fungi in woodland. Nettlecombe 1866 (Blue Anchor 1935)
Atheta longicornisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Atheta luridipennisa rove beetleIn flood litter. Porlock 1907.
Atheta marcidaa rove beetleIn rotten fungus.
Atheta melanariaa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus and dung. Porlock 1896. (? later records)
Atheta melanoceraa rove beetleIn flood litter. Porlock 1907.
Atheta muscoruma rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Atheta nigraa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Atheta nigricornisa rove beetleIn damp bird and animal nests
Atheta occultaa rove beetleIn fungi.
Atheta orbataa rove beetleIn wet litter. Selworthy 1949.
Atheta pallidicornisa rove beetleIn rotting vegetation.
Atheta pertyia rove beetleIn rotting fungi.
Atheta pilicornisa rove beetleIn Polyporus squamosus brackets.
Atheta ravillaa rove beetleIn rotting fungi.
Atheta setigeraa rove beetleIn beech litter.
Atheta sodalisa rove beetleLocal.
Atheta sordidulaa rove beetle
Atheta subsinuataa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus. Withypool 1948.
Atheta trianguluma rove beetleOn sappy beech stump
Atheta trinotataa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus. Minehead 1946.
Atheta vestitaa rove beetleIn strandline litter.
Atheta xanthopusa rove beetleIn moss. Nettlecombe 1866.
Atholus duodecimstriatusa carrion beetleIn dung and vegetable detritus.
Athous bicolora click beetleA range of habitats
Athous haemorrhoidalisRed-brown Skipjack.A range of habitats.
Athous vittatusa click beetleIn old woodland.
Atomaria atricapillaa silken fungus beetleIn vegetable detritus. Records from Minehead and Selworthy inû1949.
Atomaria fuscipesa silken fungus beetleIn fungi.
Atomaria guttaa silken fungus beetleCoastal marshes. Minehead 1935.
Atomaria lewisi Reitter.
Atomaria linearisPygmy BeetleIn haystack refuse.
Atomaria pusillaa silken fungus beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Atomaria rubellaa silken fungus beetleIn haystacks.
Atomaria rubidaa silken fungus beetleIn dung
Atomaria testaceaa silken fungus beetleIn grass litter.
Atrecus affinisa rove beetleUnder bark in woodland.
Attagenus pellioTwo-spotted Carpet BeetleIn houses and outdoors.
Attelabus nitensOak Leaf-rollerIn old woodland
Autalia impressaa rove beetlein decaying fungi.
Autalia longicornisa rove beetleA segregate of the former Autalia impressa aggregate. A. longicornis appears to be much the commoner of the two on Exmoor. (See Exmoor Naturalist No. 27 Spring 2000). In decaying fungi.
Autalia rivularisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Badister bipustulatusa ground beetleOn dry open ground.
Barynotus obscurusGround WeevilIn woodland.
Barypeithes araneiformisSpider weevilA range of habitats. Hopcott Common 1949.
Barypeithes duplicatusA spider weevilLow vegetation, Minehead 1946
Barypeithes pellucidusHairy spider weevilA range of habitats.
Batophila aerata (Marsham)
Batophila rubiRaspberry Flea BeetleOn branbles.
Bembidion aeneuma ground beetleLocal on muddy riverbanks and in coastal marshes.
Bembidion articulatuma ground beetleRare on banks of streams and rivers.
Bembidion assimilea ground beetleScarce, generally occurring in reed-beds.
Bembidion atrocoeruleuma ground beetleRare. Damp sandy soils;coast.
Bembidion biguttatuma ground beetleIn coastal marshes
Bembidion decoruma ground beetleScarce on shingle and gravel banks by streams and rivers.
Bembidion dentelluma ground beetleUnder bark.
Bembidion guttulaa ground beetleIn fens.
Bembidion harpaloidesa ground beetleCommon in a range of habitats.
Bembidion lamprosa ground beetleCommon in a range of habitats.
Bembidion lateralea ground beetleRare in salt-marshes. Last recorded Dunster, 1919.
Bembidion lunulatuma ground beetleCoastal marshes.
Bembidion mannerheimia ground beetleLocal in a range of habitats.
Bembidion minimuma ground beetleRare on sparsely vegetated, brackish soils by the coast.
Bembidion nitiduluma ground beetleRare in humid woodland
Bembidion obtusuma ground beetleRare on open cultivated land.
Bembidion properansa ground beetleDamp soil and river banks.
Bembidion punctulatuma ground beetleScarce on shingle and gravel banks by streams and rivers.
Bembidion quadrimaculatuma ground beetleRare on damp, sparsely vegetated soils.
Bembidion quinquestriatuma ground beetleIn old walls.
Bembidion tetracoluma ground beetleCommon in a range of habitats.
Bembidion tibialea ground beetleCommon on shingle and gravel banks by streams and rivers.
Bembidion variuma ground beetleScarce on coastal marshes
Bembidon monticolaWoodlands. [NS]
Bembidon normannumBossington. [NS]
Berosus affinisa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes. Last Exmoor record Minehead 1935
Bessobia exceliensIn dung.
Biphyllus lunatusa biphyllid beetleIn Daldinia (Cramp-ball) fungi on dead wood.
Bisnius sordidus (Gravenhorst)
Bitoma crenataa narrow timber beetleUnder bark of beech.
Blaps mucronataCellar BeetleIn buildings.
Bledius annae Sharp.
Bledius germanicusa rove beetleSyn. B. limicola. In brackish mud.
Bledius unicornisa rove beetleOn the coast.
Bolitobius analisa rove beetleIn grass tussocks
Bolitobius cingulatusa rove beetleIn moss. Last record Porlock 1907
Bolitobius inclinansIn leaf litter
Bolitochara bellaa rove beetleOn fungi in woodland and parkland.
Bolitochara lucidaa rove beetleOn fungi in old parkland. Last recorded Nettlecombe 1866.
Bolitochara mulsantia rove beetleOn bracket fungi in woodland.
Bolitochara obliqua Erichson
Bolitochara pulchraa rove beetleOn fungi.
Bolitochara tecta (Assing)Previously erroneously recorded as B. lucida.
Boreophilia eremita (Rye)
Brachygluta haematicaa short-winged mould beetleIn wet woodlands.
Brachygluta helferia short-winged mould beetlein salt-marshes.
Brachygluta simplexa short-winged mould beetleIn salt marshes.
Brachypterolus pulicariusAntirrhinum BeetleOn toadflax
Brachypterus glabera pollen or sap beetleOn stinging nettle
Brachypterus urticaeNettle Pollen BeetleOn stinging nettle
Bradycellus harpalinusa ground beetleIn a range of dry open habitats.
Bradycellus ruficollisa ground beetleOn heather moorland.
Bradycellus sharpia ground beetleIn moss
Bradycellus verbascia ground beetleOn dry sandy soils. Last recorded Minehead, 1949.
Broscus cephalotesa ground beetleScrce on sandy substrates on the coast.
Bruchus atomarius (Linnaeus)Nb
Bruchus lotia seed beetleOn vetches.
Bruchus rufimanusBean BeetleIn grassland or cultivated Broad Beans. Minehead 1946.
Brundinia meridionalisLitter in upper saltmarsh.
Bryaxis curtisia short-winged mould beetleCoastal marshes.
Bryaxis puncticollisa short-winged mould beetlein woodlands. Withypool 1948; Alcombe 1935.
Brychius elevatusa crawling water beetleRivers and streams. Last record Dunster 1927.
Byrrhus fasciatusBanded Pill-beetleCoastal grassland. Very local and scarce in Somerset. Last record 1949 Selworthy.
Byrrhus pilulaPill BeetleAt plant roots on damp, sandy or stony soils.
Byrrhus pustulatusa pill beetleIn a range of habitats.
Bythinus burrellia short-winged mould beetleIn moss. Withypool 1948.
Byturus tomentosusRaspberry BeetleOn bramble and raspberry flowers.
Cadaverota cadaverinaIn fungus.
Caenopsis fissirostris (Walton)[Nb.]
Caenopsis waltonia weevilIn moss.
Cafius fucicolaa rove beetleIn strandline litter at the coast. Last record Dunster1919. (Blue Anchor 1954)
Cafius xantholomaa rove beetleIn strandline litter at the coast. Last record 1910, Minehead.
Calambus bipustulatusa click beetleIn dead wood, Dunster Deer Park, 1919.
Calathus erratusa ground beetleCoastal sand.
Calathus fuscipesa ground beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Calathus melanocephalus s.l.a ground beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Calathus micropterusa ground beetleA 1906 record from Minehead was probably an error.
Calathus mollisa ground beetleOn sand at the coast.
Calathus piceusa ground beetleIn deciduous woodland.
Callicerus obscurusa rove beetleIn flood litter. Last record Porlock 1907.
Calomicrus circumfususa leaf beetleOn heath and moorland.
Calvia quattuordecimguttataCream-spot ladybirdwoodland
Calyptomerus dubiusan armadillo beetleIn vegetable detritus
Cantharis crypticaCommon SoldierA range of habitats.
Cantharis decipiensa soldier beetleA range of habitats.
Cantharis fuscaDark SailorIn a range of wetland habitats.
Cantharis lateralisa soldier beetleCoastal marshes.
Cantharis lividaa soldier beetleWoodland.
Cantharis nigraa soldier beetleA range of habitats.
Cantharis nigricansGrey SailorWoodlands.
Cantharis pallidaPale SoldierOld woodland.
Cantharis pellucidaWood Sailor.Old woodland.
Cantharis rufaa soldier beetleOn vegetation on heaths and damp meadows. Last recorded Minehead, 1949.
Cantharis rusticaRustic SailorA range of habitats.
Carabus arvensisa ground beetleLocal on moorland. Last recorded 1951 nr Exford.
Carabus granulatusa ground beetleScarce in wet woodlands, fens and bogs.
Carabus monilisa ground beetleWaste and cultivated land.
Carabus nemoralisa ground beetleCultivated and wooded land.
Carabus nemoralis Muller
Carabus problematicusa ground beetleCommon in a range of habitats.
Carabus violaceusViolet Ground BeetleCommon in a range of habitats.
Carpelimus corticinusa rove beetleIn coastal marshes.
Carpelimus elongatuluswet woodland
Carpelimus pusillusa rove beetleLast Exmoor record Minehead 1948. In coastal marshes.
Carpelimus zealandicusa rove beetleLeaf litter at base of hedgerow.
Carpophilus hemipterusDried Fruit BeetleIn food stores.
Carpophilus marginellusa pollen or sap beetlein food stores
Cassida flaveolaPale Tortoise BeetleWetland habitats.
Cassida rubiginosaThistle Tortoise BeetleOn thistles.
Cassida sanguinosaa Tortoise BeetleOn Pineappleweed V.C.4.
Cassida vibex Linnaeus
Cassida viridisGreen Tortoise BeetleOn water mint.
Cassida vittataBorded Tortoise BeetleCoastal grassland.
Catapion pubescensa seed weevilon clover
Catapion seniculusa seed weevilon clover
Catops coracinusa round fungus beetleIn carrion.
Catops fuliginosus Erichson
Catops fuscusa round fungus beetleIn carrion and vegetable detritus.
Catops grandicollisa round fungus beetleIn carrion and vegetable detritus. Last recorded Selworthyû1949.
Catops morioa round fungus beetleIn carrion and vegetable detritus.
Catops nigricansa round fungus beetleIn carrion and vegetable detritus.
Catops nigritaa round fungus beetleIn damp leaf litter.
Catops tristisa round fungus beetleIn carrion and vegetable detritus.
Caulotrupodes aeneopiceusa weevilIn dead wood.
Cephennium gallicuma small antlike beetleWoodland. Recorded Withypool, 1948.
Ceratapion carduoruma seed weevilSyn. Apium carduorum. On thistles.
Ceratapion gibbirostreGrassland (First definite record for this half of the C. carduorum agg.)
Cercyon analisa scavenger water beetleIn vegetable detritus
Cercyon atomariusa scavenger water beetleIn dung and vegetable detritus.
Cercyon haemorrhoidalisa scavenger water beetleIn herbivore dung.
Cercyon lateralisa scavenger water beetleIn dung.
Cercyon melanocephalusa scavenger water beetleIn herbivore dung.
Cercyon pygmaeusa scavenger water beetleIn herbivore dung.
Cercyon quisquiliusa scavenger water beetleIn dung.
Cercyon tristisa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes. In grass tussocks near water. Last Exmoor record Minehead 1935.
Cercyon unipunctatusa scavenger water beetleIn compost.
Cercyon ustulatusa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes.
Cerylon fagia cerylonid beetleIn dead wood in old woodland.
Cerylon ferrugineuma cerylonid beetleUnder bark.
Cerylon histeroidesa cerylonid beetleUnder bark
Cetonia aurataRose BeetleOn coastal slopes.
Ceutorhynchus angulosusa weevilSyn. Datonychus ang. On Marsh Woundwort in valley fen.
Ceutorhynchus assimilisCabbage Seed WeevilOn crucifers.
Ceutorhynchus campestrisa weevilSyn. Microplontus c. On Ox-eye daisy. Minehead 1935.
Ceutorhynchus constrictusa weevilOn garlic mustard.
Ceutorhynchus contractusCabbage Leaf WeevilOn crucifers.
Ceutorhynchus erysimia weevilOn Shepherd's purse
Ceutorhynchus floralisa weevilOn crucifers.
Ceutorhynchus lituraa weevilSyn. Hadroplontus lit. On thistles.
Ceutorhynchus melanostictusa weevilSyn. Datonychus mel. In coastal marshes.
Ceutorhynchus mixtusa weevilSyn. Sirocalodes m. On fumitory.
Ceutorhynchus pectoralisa weevilOn Cardamine.
Ceutorhynchus picitarsisa weevilOn hedge mustard. Minehead 1946.
Ceutorhynchus pollinariusa weevilSyn. Parethelcus p. On nettle
Ceutorhynchus quadridensCabbage Stem WeavilSyn. C. pallidactylus (Marsham). On crucifers.
Ceutorhynchus rugulosusa weevilSyn. Microplontus rug. On Mayweed.
Ceutorhynchus sulcicollisa weevilOn hedge mustard.
Chaetarthria seminuluma scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes. Last Exmoor record Minehead 1914-16.
Chaetocnema concinnaBeet Flea BeetleA range of habitats.
Chaetocnema confusaa leaf beetleOn vegetation.
Chaetocnema hortensisa leaf beetleIn grassland.
Chaetocnema picipes Stephens
Chaetonema subcoeruleaNationally scarce
Chalcoides aureaa leaf beetleOn poplars. Minehead 1906.
Chalcoides fulvicornisSallow Flea BeetleOn willows.
Chilocorus bipustulatusHeather LadybirdMinehead 1957. Coastal heaths.
Chilocorus renipustulatusa ladybirdOn trees. Minehead 1906.
Chlaenius nigricornisUnder stones in still water. Nb.
Choleva agilis (Illiger)
Choleva glauca Britten[N]
Choleva jeanneli Britten
Choleva spadiceaa round fungus beetleIn moss.
Chrysolina banksia leaf beetleA range of habitats.
Chrysolina fastuosaDead-nettle Leaf BeetleRiverside habitats.
Chrysolina haemopteraPlantain Leaf BeetleIn coastal grassland.
Chrysolina herbacea
Chrysolina hypericia leaf beetleOn St.John's Worts (Hypericum
Chrysolina oricalciaa leaf beetleOn umbellifers. Minehead 1950. Probably decreasing in Somerset.
Chrysolina politaKnotgrass Leaf BeetleA range of habitats. (Two-coloured Leaf Beetle).
Chrysolina staphylaeaa leaf beetleOn buttercups. Minehead 1935.
Chrysolina variansa leaf beetleOn Hypericum
Chrysolina violaceaa leaf beetleOn ground ivy (Glechoma) in dry grassland.
Chrysomela populiRed Poplar Leaf BeetleFrom V.C.4 (Devon)
Cicindela campestrisGreen Tiger BeetleLocally common on moorland and coastal heaths.
Cidnorhinus quadrimaculatusSmall Nettle WeevilSyn. Nedyus quadrimaculatus On nettles.
Cilea siphoidesa rove beetlecompost heaps.
Cionus alaudaa weevilOn figwort.
Cionus hortulanusFigwort WeevilOn figwort.
Cionus scrophulariaeFigwort WeevilOn figwort
Cionus tuberculosusMarshy grassland
Cis bidentatusa small fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Cis bilamellatusa small fungus beetleOn fungi in woodland.
Cis boletia small fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Cis fagia small fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Cis festivusOn Stereum rugosum fungus. [Nb]
Cis hispidusa small fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Cis micans (Fabricius)In fungus
Cis nitidusa small fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Cis pygmaeusa small fungus beetleIn fungi on trees.
Cis vestitusa small fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Clambus pubescensan armadillo beetleHopcott Common 1949. In vegetable detritus
Claviger testaceusYellow Ants'-nest BeetleIn coastal grassland with ants.
Cleopus pulchellusa weevilOn mullein and figwort.
Clivina fossora ground beetleLocal in a range of habitats.
Clytra quadripunctataa leaf beetleIn woods.
Clytus arietisWasp BeetleWoodland.
Coccidula rufaa ladybirdCoastal marshes.
Coccidula scutellataa ladybirdCostal marshes. Minehead 1946.
Coccinella hieroglyphicaa ladybirdOn heather (Calluna)
Coccinella septempunctataSeven-spot LadybirdA range of habitats.
Coccinella undecimpunctata11-spot LadybirdCoastal habitats
Coelambus confluensa water beetlePonds and pools.
Coelambus impressopunctatusa water beetleScarce. Drainage ditches.
Coeliodes dryadosa weevilIn oak woodland. Recorded Horner and Selworthy, 1949.
Coeliodes rubera weevilIn oak woodland. Recorded Porlock in moss 1911. Devon Exmoor records N.T. 1990s.
Coeliodes rubicundusa weevilOn birch.
Coelostoma orbicularea scavenger water beetleA range of freshwater habitats.
Colymbetes fuscusa water beetleCoastal marshes. Last recorded Minehead 1906.
Corticaria elongataa mould beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Corticaria ferrugineaa mould beetlein moss.
Corticaria impressaa mould beetleIn flood litter Porlock, 1907.
Corticarina fusculaa mould beetleA range of habitats.
Corticarina similataa mould beetleOn spruce, Minehead 1948. Probably an introduction.
Corticeus linearisa darkling beetleIn bark beetle burrows on conifers. Dunster 1919.
Cortinicara gibbosaa mould beetleA range of habitats.
Creophilus maxillosusCarrion BeetleIn carrion.
Crepidodera ferrugineaa leaf beetleOn thistles.
Crepidodera transversaa leaf beetleOn thistles.
Cryptarcha strigataa pollen or sap beetleOn sap runs on Sessile oak.
Cryptocephalus aureolusVC4.
Cryptocephalus fulvusa leaf beetleOn heath and grassland.
Cryptocephalus parvulusa leaf beetleOn fungi infested birch leaves.
Cryptocephalus pusillusa leaf beetleIn birch woods.
Cryptophagus dentatusa silken fungus beetleOn flowers or fungi. Minehead 1935.
Cryptophagus distinguendusa silken fungus beetleIn small mammal nests.
Cryptophagus lycoperdia silken fungus beetleIn earthball fungi.
Cryptophagus pilosusa silken fungus beetleIn haystack refuse.
Cryptophagus ruficornisa silken fungus beetleIn Daldinia (Cramp-ball) fungi on dead wood. Dunster 1919.
Cryptophagus scanicusa silken fungus beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Cryptopleurum minutum s.l.a scavenger water beetleIn dung and vegetable detritus.
Ctenicera cupreaa click beetleon moorland
Ctenicera pectinicornisa click beetleon moorland
Cteniopus sulphureusSulphur BeetleOn coastal flowers.
Ctesias serraCobweb BeetleIn spider webs on bark of old trees.
Curculio glandiumAcorn WeevilOn oak
Curculio pyrrhocerasa weevilOn oak
Curculio salicivorusWillow Gall WeevilOn willow
Curculio venosusa weevilOn oak
Curculio villosusa weevilOn oak. Minehead 1948.
Cyanostolus aeneusa narrow bark beetleOn tree bark.
Cychramus luteusa pollen or sap beetleWoodland
Cychrus caraboidesSnail HunterLocal in woodland
Cylindrinotus laevioctostriatusa darkling beetleA range of habitats.
Cymbiodyta marginellusa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes.
Cypha laeviusculaa rove beetleIn damp leaf litter.
Cypha longicornisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Cyphon coarctatusa marsh beetleOn vegetation nr freshwater.
Cyphon hilarisa marsh beetleIn valley fens.
Cyphon padi (Linnaeus)By boggy poolsBy boggy pools
Cyphon palustrisa marsh beetleOn vegetation by drainage ditches. Alcombe Common 1950.
Cyphon variabilis s.l.a marsh beetleIn coastal marshes
Cytilus sericeusa pill beetleIn a range of habitats.
Dacne bipustulataa shiny fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood and amongst lichens.
Dacne rufifronsa shiny fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood
Dalopius marginatusBordered SkipjackIn woodland.
Dascillus cervinusOrchid beetleOn grassland. Dunster 1906.
Dasytes aeratusa malachite beetlein woodland
Datomicra sordidulaIn dung.
Deinopsis erosa (Stephens)
Deleaster dichrousa rove beetleComes to m/v light.
Demetrias atricapillusa ground beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Dendrophilus pygmaeusIn red wood ant nest.
Denticollis linearisa click beetleIn rotten wood.
Deporaus betulaeBirch Leaf RollerOn birch.
Deporaus mannerheimia leafroller weevilon birch.
Dermestes murinusa museum or larder beetleIn carrion.
Derocrepis rufipesa leaf beetleOn vetches
Deronectes latusa water beetleIn clear water.
Dianous coerulescensa rove beetleOn stream banks
Dicheirotrichus gustavia ground beetleIn salt-marshes.
Dienerella elongataa mould beetleIn vegetable detritus. Porlock 1896.
Dienerella ruficollisa mould beetleIn haystack refuse.
Diglotta submarinaa rove beetleCoastal sand. Last record Minehead 1948.
Dimetrota ischnoceraIn dung
Dimetrota laevanaIn woodland.
Dimetrota setigerain dung.
Dinaraea aequataa rove beetleUnder bark.
Dinaraea angustulaa rove beetleIn leaf litter. Hopcott Common 1949.
Dinaraea linearisUnder conifer bark
Dinarda maerkelia rove beetleIn nests of red wood ant.
Diplapion confluensa seed weevilOn Mayweed.
Diplapion stoliduma seed weevilOn Leucanthemum vulgare. (Dog Daisy). Minehead 1935.
Diplocoelus fagi[Nb]
Donacia marginataa leaf beetleCoastal marshes.
Donacia simplexPlain Reed BeetleCoastal marshes.
Donacia thalassinaa leaf beetleIn moorland valley fen.
Donacia versicoloreaa leaf beetleUpland pools.
Dorcatoma chrysomelina
Dorcatoma flavicornisa wood boring beetlein dead wood.
Dorcus parallelipipedusLesser Stag BeetleIn rotten wood.
Dorytomus longimanusa weevilOn poplar
Dorytomus melanophthalmusa weevilon willow
Dorytomus rufatusa weevilOn willows.
Dorytomus taeniatusa weevilOn willow and poplar.
Dromius agilisa ground beetleUnder bark. Last recorded Woodcombe, 1949.
Dromius linearisa ground beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Dromius melanocephalusa ground beetleIn dry grassland.
Dromius meridionalisa ground beetleUnder bark.
Dromius notatusa ground beetleDry soils.
Dromius quadrimaculatusa ground beetleOn tree trunks and branches and under bark.
Dromius quadrinotatusa ground beetleOn tree trunks and branches and under bark.
Dropephylla gracilicornisDelete D. devillei,
Dropephylla iopteraa rove beetleIn rotting fungus
Dropephylla koltzeiUnder conifer bark
Dropephylla vilisa rove beetleUnder beech bark
Drupenatus nasturtiia weevilOn water-cress
Drusilla canaliculataa rove beetleIn coastal grassland.
Dryocoetinus villosusa bark or ambrosia beetleUnder oak bark.
Dryophilus pusillusa wood boring beetleOn conifers, often larch.
Dryops auriculatusa long-toed water beetleIn coastal marshes. Last recorded Porlock 1896.
Dryops ernestia long-toed water beetleCoastal marshes. Last recorded Porlock 1896.
Dryops luridusa long-toed water beetleIn coastal marshes.
Dyschirius luedersia ground beetleRare in coastal marshes. Last recorded Minehead 1933.
Dyschirius salinusa ground beetleRare in coastal marshes.
Dyschirus globosus (Herbst)
Dytiscus dimidiatusa water beetleFreshwater
Dytiscus marginalisGreat Diving BeetleMoorland pools.
Elaphrus cupreusa ground beetleLocal on open, muddy substrates, in wetlands.
Elaphrus ripariusa ground beetleRare on open, muddy substrates in fens.
Eledona agricolaa darkling beetleOn Sulphur polypore fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus)
Elmis aeneaa riffle beetleIn fast flowing streams and rivers.
Elodes marginataa marsh beetleIn a range of habitats
Elodes minuta s.l.a marsh beetleIn a range of habitats.
Encephalus complicansa rove beetleIn moss etc.
Endomychus coccineusa false ladybirdIn fungi on dead wood.
Enicmus histrioa mould beetleAround roots of plants.
Enicmus rugosusa mould beetleOn trees
Enicmus testaceusa mould beetleIn powder fungus on trees.
Enicmus transversusa mould beetleA range of habitats.
Ennearthron cornutuma small fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Enochrus bicolora scavenger water beetleBrackish coastal marshes.
Enochrus fuscipennisWet acid flushes.
Enochrus melanocephalusa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes.
Enochrus testaceusa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes.
Ephistemus globulusa silken fungus beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Epuraea aestivaa pollen or sap beetleOn trees and shrubs.
Epuraea deletaa pollen or sap beetlein woodland
Epuraea distincta (Grimmer)[Na]
Epuraea floreaa pollen or sap beetleOn hawthorn flowers.
Epuraea fuscicollisa pollen or sap beetleOn sap runs on Sessile oak.
Epuraea longulaa pollen or sap beetleIn parkland and woodland. Porlock 1907
Epuraea melanocephalaa pollen or sap beetleWoodland.
Epuraea melinaa pollen or sap beetlein woodland
Epuraea pusillaa pollen or sap beetlein fungi.
Epuraea unicolora pollen or sap beetlein woodland. Dunster 1919.
Erichsonius signaticornisa rove beetleCoastal marshes.
Ernobius mollisa wood boring beetlein dead wood and in old buildings.
Esolus parallelepipedusa riffle beetleIn fast flowing streams and rivers.
Euaesthetus bipunctatusa rove beetleIn ants nests. Last recorded Porlock 1907.
Euaesthetus ruficapillus
Euophryum confineWood-boring WeevilUnder bark.
Euplectus fauvelia short-winged mould beetleIn dead wood. Bossington 1896.
Euplectus sanguineusa short-winged mould beetleIn vegetable detritus. Minehead 1953 & 1958.
Euplectus signatusa short-winged mould beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Eusphalerum luteuma rove beetleIn woodland and wetland habitats.
Eusphalerum minutuma rove beetlein woodland
Eusphalerum primulae
Eusphalerum sorbia rove beetlein woodland
Eusphalerum torquatuma rove beetlein woodland
Eutrichapion (Cnemapion) voraxa seed weevilSyn. Apion vorax. On vetch. Minehead 1949.
Eutrichapion (Psilocalymma) punctigeruma seed weevilSyn. Apion punctigerum. On vetch.
Eutrichapion ervia seed weevilSyn. Apion ervi. On vetches.
Eutrichapion viciaea seed weevilSyn. Apion viciae. On Vicia cracca (Tufted Vetch)
Exapion ulicisGorse WeevilSyn. Apion u. On gorse.
Exochomus quadripustulatusPine LadybirdOn trees and shrubs. (4-spot ladybird)
Falagria caesaa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Gabrius nigritulusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Gabrius pennatusa rove beetleIn wetlands.
Gabrius piliger Mulsant & Rey
Gabrius splendidulusa rove beetleUnder bark in woodland and parkland.
Gabrius subnigritulusa rove beetleWidespread.
Galeruca tanaceti (Linnaeus)
Galerucella grisescensa leaf beetleCoastal marshes.
Galerucella lineolaBrown Willow BeetleFrequents waterside vegetation.
Galerucella sagittariaea leaf beetleFrequents waterside vegetation.
Galerucella tenellaa leaf beetleFrequents tall waterside vegetation.
Gastrophysa polygonia leaf beetleA range of habitats.
Gastrophysa viridulaGreen Dock BeetleOn docks.
Gauropterus fulgidusa rove beetleLast Exmoor Record Minehead 1935. In compost.
Geostiba circellarisa rove beetleWithypool, 1948 & Alcombe Common 1947. In moss
Geotrupes mutatora dumbledorin dung. Dunster 1947. Probably decreasing.
Geotrupes spinigera dumbledorIn dung.
Geotrupes stercorariusDor BeetleIn dung.
Geotrupes stercorosusa dumbledorIn dung.
Geotrupes vernalisSpring DumbledorIn dung on dry heathland.
Glischrochilus quadriguttatusa pollen or sap beetleUnder bark in dead wood.
Gnypeta caeruleaa rove beetleIn flood litter. North Exmoor is only Somerset site to date (2003)
Gnypeta carbonariaa rove beetleIn flood litter.
Gnypeta rubriora rove beetleOn muddy river banks.
Gonioctena pallidaon hazel.
Gonodera luperusa darkling beetleOn the coast.
Grammoptera ruficornisa longhorn beetleIn hawthorn blossom.
Grynobius planusa wood boring beetleIn dead wood.
Gymnetron antirrhinia weevilOn Toadflax.
Gymnetron melanariuma weevilOn Speedwells.
Gymnetron plantaginisa weevilSyn. G. pascuorum.On Plantain
Gymnetron veronicaeBrooklime Gull WeevilOn brooklime.
Gyrinus aeratusa whirligigRivers and ponds.
Gyrinus caspiusa whirligigLocal in still water.
Gyrinus natatora whirligigIn streams, ditches, ponds.
Gyrinus substriatusa whirligigStanding freshwater.
Gyrohypnus angustatusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Gyrohypnus atratusa rove beetleIn nests of red wood ant. Last recorded Porlock 1896.
Gyrohypnus fracticornisa rove beetleDecaying grass or herbivore dung.
Gyrohypnus punctulatusa rove beetleIn grassland.
Gyrophaena affinisa rove beetleIn bracket fungi in woodland.
Gyrophaena angustataa rove beetleIn bracket fungi in woodland.
Gyrophaena fasciataa rove beetleIn bracket fungi in woodland.
Gyrophaena gentilisa rove beetleIn bracket fungi in woodland.
Gyrophaena joyia rove beetleOn dead ash trees.
Gyrophaena latissimaa rove beetleOn bracket fungi.
Gyrophaena minimaa rove beetleIn fungi.
Gyrophaena strictulaa rove beetleIn fungi.
Gyrophaenabi hamataVC4. In fungus.
Habrocerus capillaricornisa rove beetleWoodland.
Haliplus flavicollisa crawling water beetleShallow, muddy pools.
Haliplus fluviatilisa crawling water beetleCoastal marshes. Last record Minehead 1935.
Haliplus fulvusa crawling water beetleMoorland pools.
Haliplus lineatocollisa crawling water beetleIn standing and flowing freshwater.
Haliplus ruficollisLocal in still water.
Haliplus ruficollis (De Geer)
Halobrecta flavipesLitter in upper saltmarsh.
Halyzia sedecimguttataOrange LadybirdOn sycamore in woodland.
Hapalaraea pygmaeaIn tits nest in nestbox.
Harmonia axyridisHarlequin LadybirdAlien first Exmoor record 2006.
Harpalus affinisa ground beetleIn dry open habitats.
Harpalus anxiusa ground beetleOn dry sandy soils at the coast.
Harpalus attenuatusa ground beetleOn dry sandy soils at the coast.
Harpalus latusa ground beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Harpalus rubripesa ground beetleOn dry sandy soils at the coast.
Harpalus rufibarbisa ground beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Harpalus rufipesStrawberry Seed BeetleIn a range of habitats
Harpalus rufitarsisa ground beetleIn dry open habitats
Harpalus tardusa ground beetleOn dry sandy soils at the coast.
Helochares lividusa scavenger water beetleIn a range of wetland habitats.
Helochares punctatusa scavenger water beetleMoorland pools.
Helophorus aequalisa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes.
Helophorus aquaticus s.l.a scavenger water beetleOld records under this name may refer to H.grandis
Helophorus arvernicusLitter by stream.
Helophorus brevipalpisa scavenger water beetleA range of freshwater habitats.
Helophorus flavipesa scavenger water beetlea range of freshwater habitats.
Helophorus fulgidicollisa scavenger water beetleBrackish coastal ditches.
Helophorus grandisa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes.
Helophorus granularis[NS]. Watersmeet, Devon,
Helophorus griseusa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes. Last Exmoor record Dunster, 1906.
Helophorus minutusa scavenger water beetleA range of wetland habitats.
Helophorus nubilusWheat Mud BeetleDry grassland.
Helophorus obscurusa scavenger water beetleUpland pools.
Helops caeruleusa darkling beetleIn dead wood.
Hemicoelus fulvicornisa wood boring beetleIn dead wood.
Hemicrepidius hirtusa click beetleIn woodland
Henoticus serratusa silken fungus beetleCoastal marshes. Dunster 1919.
Hermaeophaga mercurialisDogs-mercury Flea BeetleOn Dogs Mercury.
Heterocerus fenestratusa mud beetlecoastal marshes.
Heterocerus flexuosusa mud beetleIn salt-marshes. Last record Porlock Weir 1948
Heterocerus fossora mud beetleIn coastal marshes.
Heterothops dissimilisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Heterothops niger Kraatz
Hister striolaa carrion beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Hister unicolora carrion beetlein dung and vegetable detritus.
Holotrichapion (Apiops) pisia seed weevilSyn. Apion pisi. On Medick.
Holotrichapion (Legaricapion) aethiopsa seed weevilOn vetch. Minehead 1946.
Homalota planaa rove beetleUnder bark
Hoplia philanthusWelsh ChaferOn flowering shrubs. Dunster 1906.
Hydraena brittenia small water beetleIn springhead bogs.
Hydraena gracilisa small water beetleIn gravel-bottomed streams and rivers.
Hydraena minutissimaa small water beetleIn gravel-bottomed streams and rivers.
Hydraena nigritaa small water beetleGravelly streams in woodland. Last Exmoor record Roadwaterû1929.
Hydraena pygmaeaa small water beetleGravelly rivers on moss covered stones. Last Exmoor recordûPorlock 1934.
Hydraena testaceaa small water beetleCoastal marshes.
Hydrobius fuscipesa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes.
Hydrocyphon deflexicollisa marsh beetleOn river banks.
Hydroglyphus pusillusa water beetleFreshwater.
Hydronomus alismatisa weevilOn coastal marshes on Water Plaintain. This plant is now very scarce so weevils may be gone. Alcombe Marshes 1959.
Hydrophilus piceusGreat Silver Water BeetleA Red Data Book species.
Hydroporus angustatusa water beetleShallow, muddy pools.
Hydroporus discretusa water beetleIn spring-fed flushes.
Hydroporus erythrocephalusa water beetleIn spring-fed ditch.
Hydroporus erythrocephalus (L)In blanket bog.
Hydroporus ferrugineusa water beetleIn spring water.
Hydroporus gyllenhalia water beetleMoorland pools.
Hydroporus incognitusa water beetleIn backwater nr R. Barle.
Hydroporus longicornisa water beetleIn moorland flushes.
Hydroporus longulusa water beetleIn peaty pools. May no longer exist here.
Hydroporus melanariusa water beetleIn Sphagnum bogs.
Hydroporus memnonius Nicolai,Moorland stream.
Hydroporus nigritaa water beetleMoorland pools.
Hydroporus obscurusa water beetleMoorland pools.
Hydroporus obsoletusa water beetleSpringheads. Scarce.
Hydroporus palustrisa water beetleCoastal marshes.
Hydroporus planusa water beetleIn pond.
Hydroporus pubescensa water beetleIn standing and flowing freshwater.
Hydroporus striolaa water beetleIn backwater nr R. Barle.
Hydroporus tessellatusa water beetleIn puddles and pools.
Hydroporus tristisa water beetleMoorland pools.
Hydrosmecta eximiaa rove beetleOn river shingle. Last record Porlock 1896 (Blue Anchor 1935)
Hydrosmecta fragilisa rove beetleRiver shingle.
Hydrothassa marginellaa leaf beetleIn wet meadows.
Hylastes aterBlack Pine BeetleUnder conifer bark.
Hylastes attenuatusa bark or ambrosia beetleHopcott Common 1949. Under pine bark.
Hylastes opacusa bark or ambrosia beetleUnder pine bark.
Hylastinus obscurusGorse Bark BeetleUnder gorse bark.
Hylesinus crenatusa bark or ambrosia beetleHorner Wood 1949. Under ash bark.
Hylobius abietisPine WeevilConifer plantations.
Hylurgops palliatusa bark or ambrosia beetleUnder conifer bark.
Hypera aratora weevilOn Legumes.
Hypera melesa weevilOn Clovers and Medicks.
Hypera nigrirostrisa weevilOn restharrow on sand at the coast.
Hypera plantaginisa weevilA range of habitats.
Hypera polluxa weevilSyn. H. adspersa. Coastal marshes.
Hypera posticaClover Leaf WeevilOn leguminous plants
Hypera punctataSandy Clover Weevilon clover.
Hypera rumicisa weevilOn docks. Minehead 1935.
Hypera venustaa weevilOn western gorse.
Hyperaspis pseudopustulataa ladybirdNotable.
Hyphydrus ovatusa water beetleFreshwater.
Hypnoidus ripariusa click beetleBanks of streams or rivers.
Hypocaccus dimidiatus (Illiger)[Nb.]
Hypopycna rufulaAmongst Coprinus micaceus on beech stump. RDBK
Ilybius aenescensIn Sphagnum dominated bog pools
Ilybius fuliginosuaa water beetleLocal in still water.
Ilyobates nigricollisa rove beetleIn leaf litter in woods.
Ischnodes sanguinicollisa click beetleIn dead wood in old woodlands. Last record Porlock 1906.
Ischnoglossa prolixaa rove beetleUnder bark. Porlock 1907. Nettlecombe 1866.
Ischnomera caerulea s.l.a thick-legged flower beetleIn dead wood.
Ischnomera cyaneaa thick-legged flower beetleIn dead wood
Ischnopterapion (Chlorapion) virensa seed weevilSyn. Apion virens. On clover.
Ischnopterapion lotia seed weevilSyn. Apion loti. On Lotus corniculatus.
Ischnopterapion modestuma seed weevil
Ishnopoda atraMoss and litter in woodland flushes.
Isomira murinaa darkling beetleA range of habitats.
Kalcapion semivittatuma seed weevilOn annual mercury.
Kateretes rufilabrisa pollen or sap beetleIn a range of wet habitats.
Kibunea minutaa click beetleA range of habitats.
Kissister minimusa carrion beetleSandy soil at the coast.
Kissophagus hederaea bark or ambrosia beetleUnder ivy bark.
Laccobius atratusa scavenger water beetleMoorland streams.
Laccobius bipunctatusa scavenger water beetleIn a range of freshwater habitats.
Laccobius minutusa scavenger water beetleDitches and ponds.
Laccobius striatulusa scavenger water beetleCoastal marshes. Last Exmoor record Minehead 1906.
Laccophilus minutusa water beetleCoastal marshes. Last recorded Minehead 1935.
Lagria hirtaa darkling beetleA range of habitats.
Lamprosoma concolora leaf beetlein woodland
Lampyris noctilucaGlow-wormA range of habitats.
Larinus planusa weevilOn thistles.
Lathridius minutes s.l.a mould beetleMinehead 1958.
Lathrobium brunnipesa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Lathrobium fovuluma rove beetleGrass tussocks at edge of lake.
Lathrobium fulvipennea rove beetlein woodland
Lathrobium geminum Kraatz
Lathrobium longuluma rove beetleGrass tussocks at edge of lake.
Lathrobium multipunctuma rove beetleUnder stones.
Lathrobium pallidum NordmannIn shingle by streams
Lathrobium quadratuma rove beetleLast Exmoor record Minehead, 1935. In wetlands
Lathrobium terminatuma rove beetleIn upland bogs.
Leiodes lituraa round fungus beetleIn woodland.
Leiodes politaa round fungus beetleIn woodland.
Leiodes rugosaa round fungus beetleIn a range of habitats.
Leiopus nebulosusa longhorn beetleWoodland.
Leiosoma deflexuma weevilOn buttercups.
Leistus ferrugineusa ground beetleLocal in woodland
Leistus fulvibarbisa ground beetleLocal in wet woodland
Leistus rufescensa ground beetleRare on moorland
Leistus rufomarginatusa ground beetleAn immigrant recently become resident. Rare.
Leistus spinibarbisa ground beetleLocal in a range of habitats.
Lema cyanellaWatersmeet, Devon,
Leperisinus variusAsh Bark BeetleSyn. Hylesinus v. Under ash bark.
Leptacinus batychrusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Leptacinus pusillusLocal in still water.
Leptacinus pusillus (Stephens)
Leptinus testaceusa nest beetleIn nests of small mammals in woodland & parkland.
Leptura sexguttata6 spotted longhornIn dead wood in old valley woodland.
Leptusa fumidaa rove beetleUnder bark.
Leptusa pulchellaa rove beetleUnder bark. Last recorded Nettlecombe c1866.
Leptusa ruficollisa rove beetleUnder bark. Last recorded Nettlecombe c1866.
Lesteva hanseni LohseN.
Lesteva heeria rove beetleIn various wetland heaths.
Lesteva longoelytrataa rove beetleOn stream banks in woodland.
Lesteva monticolaa rove beetleIn saturated moss.
Lesteva pubescensa rove beetleOn stream banks in woodland.
Lesteva punctataa rove beetleOn stream banks.
Lilioceris lilii (Scolpoli)LILY BEETLE.Alien. On garden lilies.
Limnebius truncatellusa small water beetleIn a range of freshwater and wetland habitats.
Limnius volckmaria riffle beetleIn fast-flowing streams and rivers
Limnobaris pilistriataa weevilOn Sedges.
Limnobaris t-albuma weevilOn sedges.
Liogluta longiusculaa rove beetleIn wet litter. Withypool 1948; Hopcott Common 1949.
Liogluta oblongiusculaa rove beetleSyn. L. microptera Thomson. On banks of streams and rivers in woodland.
Liophloeus tessulatusa weevilOn ivy.
Litargus connexusa hairy fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood. Dunster 1919.
Lithocharis nigriceps
Lithocharis ochraceaa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Lixus vilisa weevilOn common storksbill on sandy soils. Last Somerset RecordûMinehead 1906. Probably now extinct.
Lochmaea capreaWillow Leaf BeetleOn willows.
Lochmaea crataegiHawthorn Leaf BeetleOn hawthorn blossom
Lochmaea suturalisHeather BeetleOn heather moorland. Sometimes very abundant on Ling whichûthen dies.
Lomechusa emarginataa rove beetleIn ants nests on coastal heath.
Longitarsus aeneicollis[NS] VC4.
Longitarsus atricillusa leaf beetleOn Legumes.
Longitarsus ballotae (Marsham)[Nb.] On Ballota nigra
Longitarsus curtusa leaf beetleOn Boraginaceae. Recorded at Minehead 1935.
Longitarsus exoletusa leaf beetleOn Boraginaceae.
Longitarsus flavicornisA FLEA BEETLE.On common ragwort
Longitarsus ganglbaueria leaf beetleOn Senecio spp.
Longitarsus gracilis Kutschera.A FLEA BEETLE.
Longitarsus holsaticusa leaf beetleIn valley fens on Lousewort.
Longitarsus jacobaeaea leaf beetleOn ragwort. Minehead 1949.
Longitarsus luridusa leaf beetleA range of habitats.
Longitarsus melanocephalusa leaf beetleOn Plantains. Alcombe Common 1948.
Longitarsus membranaceusa leaf beetleOn wood sage.
Longitarsus nigrofasciatusa leaf beetleOn Mullein. Minehead 1946.
Longitarsus parvulusFlax Flea BeetleOn flax. Porlock Weir 1949.
Longitarsus pratensisa leaf beetleOn Plantains.
Longitarsus rubiginosusA FLEA BEETLE.
Longitarsus rutilus[NS] Marshy grassland
Longitarsus succineusChrysanthemum Flea BeetleOn Compositae.
Longitarsus tabidusa leaf beetleOn Mullein.
Lordithon exoletusa rove beetleIn rotten fungus.
Lordithon lunulatusa rove beetleIn fungi in woodland.
Lordithon thoracicusa rove beetleIn fungi in woodland.
Lordithon trinotatusa rove beetleIn fungi in woodland.
Loricera pilicornisa ground beetleCommon in a range of habitats
Lucanus cervusStag BeetleIn rotten wood in old woodlands.
Luperus longicornisa leaf beetleIn birch woodland.
Lycoperdina bovistaea false ladybirdIn puff-ball fungi. Minehead 1953.
Lyprocorrhe ancepsa rove beetleIn nests of red wood ant. Porlock 1896.
Magdalis armigeraa weevilOn elm.
Magdalis carbonariaa weevilOn birch. Minehead 1906.
Malachius bipustulatusRed tipped flower beetleIn a range of habitats.
Malachius viridisa malachite beetleOn flowering herbs in woods and meadows.
Malthinus balteatusa soldier beetleShrubs & trees in woods. (Devon)
Malthinus flaveolusYellow-tipped MaltheneWoodland.
Malthinus seriepunctatusa soldier beetleWoodland.
Malthodes flavoguttatusa soldier beetleIn wet woodland.
Malthodes fuscusa soldier beetleWoodland
Malthodes guttifera soldier beetleOn trees in woods. (Devon)
Malthodes marginatusa soldier beetleWoodland
Malthodes maurusa soldier beetleOn trees.
Malthodes minimusa soldier beetlein woodland
Malthodes mysticusa soldier beetleWoodland. Minehead 1906.
Malthodes pumilusa soldier beetleOn low vegetation in hedgerows and fields or on oak.
Malvapion malvaea seed weevilon mallow
Mantura chrysanthemia leaf beetleFeeds on Sheep's Sorrel.
Mantura rusticaa leaf beetleOn docks near the coast.
Margarinotus marginatusNb.
Margarinotus neglectusUncommon.
Mecinus pyrastera weevilOn Plantains.
Medon apicalis (Kraatz)N.
Medon brunneusa rove beetleIn woodland and parkland leaf litter. Last Exmoor record Horner 1947.
Medon piceusa rove beetleIn woodland leaf litter. Last recorded Porlock 1907.
Medon ripicolaa rove beetleDamp places.
Megarthrus affinisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Megarthrus depressusa rove beetleIn dung and vegetable detritus.
Megarthrus sinuatocollisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Megasternum obscuruma scavenger water beetleIn dung and vegetable detritus.
Melandrya caraboidesa false darkling beetleIn dead wood
Melanimon tibialisa darkling beetleOn sandy soil at the coast.
Melanotus villosusa click beetleIn dead wood
Meligethes aeneusCommon Pollen BeetleOn flowering plants.
Meligethes atramentarius[N.]
Meligethes atratusa pollen or sap beetleOn flowering plants. Last recorded Alcombe Common 1949.
Meligethes brunnicornisa pollen or sap beetleOn flowers of hedge woundwort.
Meligethes flavimanusa pollen or sap beetleOn flowering herbs & shrubs.
Meligethes kunzei Erichson
Meligethes obscurusa pollen or sap beetleOn flowers. Wood sage etc.
Meligethes ovatusa pollen or sap beetleOn flowering plants.
Meligethes planiusculusa pollen or sap beetleOn vipers bugloss flowers.
Meligethes viridescensa pollen or sap beetleOn flowering plants.
Meloe proscarabaeusOil BeetleOn dry grassland and heathland
Meloe violaceusOil BeetleOndry grassland and heathland
Melolontha melolonthaMaybugOn shrubs and trees or comes to light.
Meotica exilisa rove beetleOn banks of streams. Porlock 1896.
Mesites tardiia weevilSyn. Rhopalomesites tardii. In dead wood.
Metabletus foveatusa ground beetleIn dry open habitats.
Metabletus obscuroguttatusa ground beetleDamp grassland.
Metabletus truncatellusa ground beetleDry sandy soils.
Metoecus paradoxusa wasp-nest beetleIn or near nests of social wasps. Comes to light.
Metopsia retusaa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Micralymma marinaa rove beetleIn intertidal rock crevices. Recorded Minehead 1935.
Micrambe villosusa silken fungus beetleIn gorse flowers.
Micrambe vinia silken fungus beetleIn gorse flowers.
Micrelus ericaeSmall Heather WeevilCoastal heath and moorland.
Microcara testaceaa marsh beetleIn valley fens.
Microdota benickiellaIn beech litter. Notable.
Microlestes maurusa ground beetleOn dry grassland.
Micropeplus fulvusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Micropeplus staphylinoidesa rove beetleIn rotting vegetation.
Mniophila muscorumMoss Flea BeetleOn moss in woods.
Mniusain crassataUnder conifer bark
Monotoma angusticollisa narrow bark beetleIn nests of red wood ant. Porlock 1896.
Monotoma bicolora narrow bark beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Monotoma conicicollisa narrow bark beetleIn nests of red wood ant. Porlock 1896.
Monotoma longicollisa narrow bark beetleIn vegetable detritus
Monotoma picipesa narrow bark beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Mordellistena pumilaa tumbling flower beetleOn Umbellifers.
Mycetaea hirtaHairy Cellar BeetleIn haystack refuse. Minehead 1958.
Mycetophagus atomariusa hairy fungus beetleIn fungi.
Mycetophagus quadripustulatusa hairy fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Mycetoporus angularisa rove beetleIn moss and grass tussocks including cereal crops.
Mycetoporus lepidus
Mycetoporus longulusVC4.
Mycetoporus punctus
Mycetoporus splendidusa rove beetleIn litter. Last record Alcombe Common 1949.
Myllaena brevicornisa rove beetleIn a range of wet habitats. Last record Porlock 1896
Myllaena elongataa rove beetleWetlands
Myllaena infuscataa rove beetleUpland bogs
Myllaena intermediaa rove beetleWet litter in valley bog.
Myllaena minutaa rove beetleValley fen. Last record Withypool 1948
Myrmecopora sulcataWringcliff Bay, Devon
Myrmecopora uvidaa rove beetleIn strandline litter
Myrrha octodecimguttata18-spot LadybirdOn Scots Pine. Probably an introduction.
Nacerdes melanuraWharf BorerIn coastal driftwood.
Nanophyes marmoratusLoosestrife WeevilOn Purple loosestrife.
Nanophyes marmoratus
Nargus veloxa round fungus beetleIn leaf litter in woodland
Nargus wilkinia round fungus beetleIn woodland moss.
Nebria brevicollisa ground beetleCommon in a range of habitats.
Nebria salinaa ground beetleLocal on moorland and coastal heath.
Nebrioporus elegans (Panzer)
Necrobia rufipesCopra BeetleOn carrion.
Necrobia violaceaa chequered beetlein carrion on the coast.
Necrodes littoralisShore sexton beetleIn carrion.
Nehemitropia sordidaa rove beetleIn vegetable refuse. Last Exmoor record 1896 Porlock. 1935ûat Blue Anchor.
Nephus redtenbacheri
Neuraphes elongatulusa small antlike beetleWoodland. Recorded at Withypool, 1948.
Nicrophorus humatorBlack Sexton BeetleIn carrion.
Nicrophorus investigatora sexton beetleIn carrion or regularly comes to m/v light.
Nicrophorus vespilloCommon Burying Beetlein carrion.
Nicrophorus vespilloidesa sexton beetleIn carrion
Nitidula rufipesa pollen or sap beetleIn carrion.
Notaris acridulusa weevilCoastal marshes.
Notaris scirpia weevilCoastal marshes.
Noterus clavicornisThe Larger NoterusCoastal marshes. Last record 1935 Minehead.
Notiophilus aquaticusa ground beetleScarce on dry habitats
Notiophilus biguttatusa ground beetleCommon in a range of habitats.
Notiophilus germinyia ground beetleMoorland.
Notiophilus palustrisa ground beetleScarce in damp places.
Notiophilus rufipesa ground beetleRare in woodland.ûLast recorded 1935, Minehead
Notiophilus substriatusa ground beetleScarce in dry habitats
Notothecta flavipesa rove beetleIn nests of red wood ant.
Notoxus monocerosMonoceros BeetleOn sandy soils at the coast.
Nudobius lentusUnder conifer bark
Ocalea picataa rove beetlein woodland. Last recorded Porlock 1907.
Ocalea rivularisa rove beetleAn indeterminate record from Nettlecome dated 1866.
Ochina ptinoidesIvy Boring BeetleIn dead ivy branches.
Ochrosis ventralisa leaf beetleOn Tripleurospermum.
Ochthebius bicolona small water beetleCoastal marshes.
Ochthebius dilatatusa small water beetleCoastal marshes.
Ochthebius exsculptusa small water beetleIn wet valley woodland.
Ochthebius marinusa small water beetleIn brackish coastal ditches.
Ochthebius minimusa small water beetlecoastal marshes.
Ochthephilus aureusa rove beetleOn banks of streams and rivers. Last record Porlock 1896.
Ochthephilus omalinus
Octotemnus glabriculusa small fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Ocypus aeneocephalusa rove beetleUnder stones; leaf litter,etc
Ocypus atera rove beetleIn a range of coastal habitats. Last recorded Culbone 1951.ûIncreasing inland?
Ocypus brunnipesa rove beetleIn grassland. Last recorded Porlock 1907
Ocypus compressusa rove beetleNow O. morsitans (Rossi) In a range of habitats.
Ocypus fortunataruma rove beetleCoastal grassland.
Ocypus globulifera rove beetleUnder stones or in grassland.
Ocypus melanariusa rove beetleIn grassland.
Ocypus neroa rove beetleWoodland. Last recorded Alcombe Common 1949.
Ocypus olensDevil's Coach-horseOpen sites in woods and gardens. Syn. Staphylinus olens.
Oedemera luridaa thick-legged flower beetlein grassland
Oedemera nobilisa thick-legged flower beetleIn a range of habitats.
Oedostethus quadripustulatusa click beetleOn stream banks in woodland.
Oiceoptoma thoracicumRed-breasted carrion beetleIn carrion.
Olibrus aeneusa smut beetleOn flowering composites.
Olibrus affinisa smut beetleIn flowers. Mainly coastal.
Olibrus corticalisa smut beetleOn flowering composites.
Olibrus liquidusa smut beetleOn flowering composites.
Olibrus pygmaeusa smut beetleOn flowering composites. Minehead 1935.
Oligota apicataa rove beetlewoodland
Oligota pumilio Kiesenwetter
Olisthopus rotundatusa ground beetleIn a range of dry, open habitats.
Olophrum fuscum
Olophrum piceuma rove beetleIn woodland & moorland
Omalium caesuma rove beetlein vegetable detritus
Omalium excavatuma rove beetleIn vegetable detritus. Last recorded Selworthy 1949.
Omalium laeviusculuma rove beetleUnder strandline litter on the coast. Last Exmoor record Dunster 1919. (But Blue Anchor 1957)
Omalium oxyacanthaea rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Omalium rivularea rove beetleIn vegetable detritus, carrion, etc.
Omalium septentrionisa rove beetleRotting vegetation.
Omosita colona pollen or sap beetlein carrion.
Omosita depressaa pollen or sap beetlein carrion.
Omosita discoideaa pollen or sap beetlein carrion.
Omphalapion hookeria seed weevilSyn. Apion h. On mayweed.
Omphalapion laevigatuma seed weevilSyn. Apion sorbi. On mayweed.
Oncomera femorataa thick-legged flower beetlein woodland
Ontholestes murinusa rove beetleIn dung and carrion.
Ontholestes tessellatusa rove beetleWidespread.
Onthophagus coenobitaa dung beetle or chaferIn dung.
Onthophagus joannaea dung beetle or chaferIn dung. Minehead 1946.
Onthophagus nuchicornisa dung beetle or chaferIn dung. Minehead and Selworthy 1946. Formerly much confused withûO.similis.
Onthophagus nutansa dung beetle or chaferIn sheep dung. Very rare.
Onthophagus similisa dung beetle or chaferIn dung on dry sandy soils.
Onthophagus vaccaa dung beetle or chaferOn grassland in dung. Dunster 1919.
Onthophilus striatusa carrion beetleIn dung or vegetable detritus.
Oodes helopioidesa ground beetleIn wetlands.
Ootypus globosusa silken fungus beetleIn dung.
Opatrum sabulosuma darkling beetleOn sand at the coast. Dunster 1919.
Opilo mollisa chequered beetleScarce.
Orchesia micansa false darkling beetleOn fungi in old woodlands.
Orchesia minora false darkling beetleOn fungi in old woodland
Orchesia undulataa false darkling beetleUnder bark of trees
Orectochilus villosusHairy WhirligigStreams & rivers.
Oreodytes davisia water beetlein freshwater.
Oreodytes sanmarkia water beetleIn gravelly streams and rivers.
Oreodytes septentrionalisa water beetleIn gravelly streams and rivers.
Orobitis cyaneusViolet WeevilOn violets.
Orsodacne cerasia leaf beetleOn flowers and shrubs.
Orthochaetes insignis (Aube)Notable.
Orthocis alni (Gyllenhal)
Orthotomicus laricisa bark or ambrosia beetleUnder conifer bark.
Othius angustusa rove beetleIn moss or damp litter.
Othius laeviusculusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Othius myrmecophilusa rove beetleIn woodland.
Othius punctulatusa rove beetleIn woodland.
Otiorhynchus desertusNb.
Otiorhynchus ovatusStrawberry Root WeevilOn sandy soils.
Otiorhynchus rugifronsStrawberry Root WeevilOn dry grassland.
Otiorhynchus rugosostriatusStrawberry Root WeevilOn dry grassland
Otiorhynchus singularisRaspberry WeevilA range of habitats.
Otiorhynchus sulcatusVine WeevilA range of habitats.
Oulema lichenisa leaf beetleA range of habitats.
Oulema melanopaCereal Leaf BeetleA range of habitats.
Oulimnius troglodytesa riffle beetleIn freshwater
Oulimnius tuberculatusa riffle beetlein freshwater
Oxypoda alternansa rove beetleIn rotting fungi. Nettlecombe (no date)
Oxypoda annularisa rove beetlein vegetable detritus. Nettlecombe 1866?
Oxypoda elongatulaa rove beetleIn a range of wetland habitats.
Oxypoda flavicornis KraatzIn fungus
Oxypoda formiceticola Märkel
Oxypoda haemorrhoaa rove beetleIn nests of the red wood ant. Porlock 1896.
Oxypoda lentula Erichson
Oxypoda lividipennisa rove beetleIn rotting material.
Oxypoda opacaa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Oxypoda procerula
Oxypoda spectabilisa rove beetleIn mole nests. Porlock 1907.
Oxypoda umbrataa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Oxypoda vittataa rove beetleIn or near ants nests.
Oxystoma craccaea seed weevilSyn. Apion craccae. On tufted vetch.
Oxystoma pomonaea seed weevilSyn. Apion pomonae. On Vicia sativa. (Common Vetch)
Oxytelus laqueatusa rove beetleIn herbivore dung.
Oxytelus sculptusa rove beetleCoastal marsh. Last record Minehead 1906.
Pachytodes cerambyciformisa longhorn beetleIn woodland. (Judolia c.)
Paederus fuscipesa rove beetleDamp places.
Paederus littoralisa rove beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Paederus ripariusa rove beetleCoastal marshes.
Panagaeus bipustulatusa ground beetleOn sand at the coast
Paralister carbonariusa carrion beetlein dung and vegetable detritus.
Paromalus flavicornisa carrion beetleUnder bark of decaying wood, in parkland.
Patrobus atrorufusa ground beetleScarce in humid woodland.
Pediacus dermestoidesa flat bark beetleUnder bark in old trees.
Pelenomus waltoni[Nb] marshy grassland.
Peltodytes caesusa crawling water beetleCoastal marshes.
Pentarthrum huttoniWood-boring WeevilUnder bark.
Perapion curtirostrea seed weevilOn dock.
Perapion hydrolapathia seed weevilon dock
Perapion marchicuma seed weevilOn Sheep's sorrel.
Perapion violaceuma seed weevilOn dock.
Phaedon armoraciaeMustard BeetleCoastal marshes.
Phaedon cochleariaeMustard BeetleOn crucifers. (Watercress Beetle)
Phaedon tumidulusCelery Leaf BeetleOn umbellifers often Hogweed.
Phalacrus brunnipesa smut beetleOn smutted sedges. Minehead 1906.
Phalacrus corruscusa smut beetleOn smutted grasses.
Philhygra obtusangula (Joy)
Philhygra palustris
Philonothus atratusNationally scarce
Philonthus addendusa rove beetleLast recorded Dunster, 1919. In woodland.
Philonthus albipesa rove beetleLast record Minehead 1946. In dung and compost.
Philonthus cephalotesa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Philonthus cognatusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Philonthus cruentatusa rove beetleUnder stones and in moss. Last recorded Minehead 1949.
Philonthus decorusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Philonthus fimetariusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Philonthus intermediusa rove beetleLast record Minehead 1947.
Philonthus laminatusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus and dung. Last recorded Minehead 1947.
Philonthus longicornisa rove beetlein grassland. Last recorded Porlock 1907
Philonthus marginatusa rove beetlein a range of habitats.
Philonthus micansa rove beetlein coastal marshes. Last record Porlock Weir 1948.
Philonthus nigrita (Gravenhorst)
Philonthus politusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats
Philonthus puellaa rove beetleWoodland
Philonthus quisquiliariusa rove beetleCoastal marshes.
Philonthus rectangulusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Philonthus rubripennisa rove beetleOn gravelly river banks.
Philonthus sanguinolentusa rove beetleDecaying grass and dung.
Philonthus splendensa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Philonthus succicolaa rove beetleIn rotten fungi in woodland.
Philonthus tenuicornisa rove beetleDung and leaf litter.
Philonthus umbratilisa rove beetleDamp leaf litter.
Philonthus variansa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Philonthus variusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Philonthus ventralisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Philopedon plagiatusMarram WeevilOn sand at the coast. Dunster Beach 1949.
Philorhizus vectensisCoastal grass heath. RDB3
Philorinum sordiduma rove beetleOn gorse flowers.
Phloeocharis subtilissimaa rove beetlein old woodland.
Phloeonomus punctipennisa rove beetleUnder bark in woodland.
Phloeophagus lignariusa weevilIn dead wood.
Phloeophthorus rhododactylusa bark or ambrosia beetleUnder gorse bark.
Phloeopora angustiformisa rove beetleUnder tree bark.
Phloeopora testaceaa rove beetlePorlock, 1907. Under bark.
Phloeostiba planaa rove beetleUnder sappy bark. Last Exmoor record, Dunster 1919.
Phloiophilus edwardsia beetleOn fungi in woodland.
Phloiotrya vaudoueria false darkling beetleIn dead wood of beech
Phratora vitellinaeBrassy Willow BeetleSyn.(Phyllodecta v.) On willows.
Phylan gibbusa darkling beetleOn sandy soil near the coast.
Phyllobius argentatusSilver-green Leaf WeevilOn trees.
Phyllobius calcaratusa weevilOn alder.
Phyllobius oblongusBrown Leaf WeevilOn trees. Woodcombe 1952.
Phyllobius pomaceusa weevilOn nettles.
Phyllobius pyriCommon Leaf WeevilOn trees
Phyllobius roboretanusSmall Green Nettle WeevilMinehead 1948. On trees.
Phyllobius viridiaerisGreen Nettle WeevilOn herbs & shrubs.
Phyllobrotica quadrimaculataSkullcap Leaf BeetleLocal. VC4.
Phyllodecta laticollisa leaf beetleOn poplars.
Phyllodrepa floralisa rove beetlein woodland
Phyllopertha horticolaGarden ChaferOn grassland and moorland.
Phyllotreta atraTurnip Flea BeetleOn crucifers. Minehead 1935.
Phyllotreta consobrinaTurnip Flea BeetleOn crucifers. Minehead 1953.
Phyllotreta cruciferaeTurnip Flea BeetleOn crucifers. Alcombe 1935.
Phyllotreta diademataa leaf beetleOn scurvy-grass (Cochlearia) Washford 1935.
Phyllotreta flexuosaa leaf beetleOn crucifers
Phyllotreta nemorumTurnip Flea BeetleOn crucifers
Phyllotreta nigripesTurnip Flea BeetleOn crucifers
Phyllotreta ochripesa leaf beetleOn garlic mustard.
Phyllotreta tetrastigmaa leaf beetleOn crucifers on wetlands. Alcombe Common 1949.
Phyllotreta undulataSmall Turnip Flea BeetleOn crucifers. Selworthy 1949.
Phyllotreta vittulaBarley Flea BeetleOn crucifers. Selworthy 1950
Phymatodes testaceusTanbark BorerIn dead wood.
Phytobius olssonia weevilSyn. Pelenomus olssoni. On Lythrum portula.
Phytobius quadrituberculatusa weevilSyn. Pelenomus q. On Polygonaceae.
Pirapion immunecoastal heath. VC4.
Pissodes castaneusBanded Pine WeevilOn pine. Probably an introduction. Found Minehead 1954 in a house.
Pityogenes bidentatusa bark or ambrosia beetleOn conifer twigs. Selworthy 1949.
Pityophthorus pubescensa bark or ambrosia beetleOn conifer twigs.
Placus atachyporoidesNationally Scarce
Placusa pumilio (Gravenhorst)
Platambus maculatusa water beetleIn fast flowing streams.
Plateumaris discolora leaf beetleOn boggy moorland.
Platycis minutaa net-winged beetleIn woodland.
Platydracus fulvipesa rove beetleMoorland.
Platydracus stercorariusa rove beetleIn decaying vegetation.
Platypus cylindrusOak Pin-hole BorerUnder oak bark.
Platyrhinus resinosusCramp-ball Fungus WeevilOn Cramp-ball (Daldinia) fungi in woods.
Platystethus arenariusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus and dung.
Platystethus cornutusa rove beetleIn wetlands.
Platystethus nitensa rove beetleIn coastal marshes.
Plegaderus dissectus Erichson[Nb]
Pocadius ferrugineusa pollen or sap beetleIn decaying fungi.
Podabrus alpinusa soldier beetleOn vegetation in woods. Comes to light.
Pogonocherus hispidulusWoodland
Pogonocherus hispidusa longhorn beetleWoodland
Pogonus chalceusa ground beetleIn salt marshes.
Polydrusus cervinusa weevilIn woodland. Minehead 1948.
Polydrusus confluensa weevilOn gorse.
Polydrusus pterygomalisa weevilon trees.
Polydrusus sericeusa weevilOn birch and alder.
Polydrusus undatusa weevilOn oak in woodland
Polystomota griseaa rove beetleIn strandline litter. Minehead 1935.
Prasocuris junciBrooklime Leaf BeetleIn a range of wetland habitats.
Prasocuris phellandriia leaf beetleCoastal marshes.
Pria dulcamaraea pollen or sap beetleon bittersweet.
Prionocyphon serricornisa marsh beetleIn rotholes in old beeches.
Prionychus atera darkling beetleIn rotting trees.
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata14-spot LadybirdA range of habitats.
Prosternon tessellatumChequered Click BeetleNational Trust record, Devon. Heaths or damp meadows.
Protapion assimileClover Seed WeevilSyn. Apion assimile. On red clover. Minehead 1935.
Protapion difformea seed weevilSyn. Apion difforme. On clover. Minehead 1935.
Protapion fulvipesWhite Clover Seed WeevilSyn. Apion difchroum. On clover.
Protapion nigritarsea seed weevilSyn. Apion nigritarse. On clover.
Protapion schoenherria seed weevilSyn. Apion schoenherri. On coastal grassland.
Protapion trifoliiClover Seed WeevilSyn. Apion trifolii. On white clover.
Protapion varipesa seed weevilSun. Apion varipes. On clover. Porlock Weir 1935.
Proteinus brachypterusa rove beetleIn woodland
Proteinus ovalisa rove beetleIn grassland
Protopirapion atratuluma seed weevilOn gorse.
Pselactus spadixa weevilIn dead wood at the coast. Minehead 1935; Blue Anchor 1954.
Pselaphus heiseia short-winged mould beetlein wetlands. Withypool 1948.
Pseudapion rufirostrea seed weevilon mallow.
Pseudocistela ceramboidesa darkling beetleIn dead wood.
Pseudopsis sulcataa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Pseudotriphyllus suturalisa hairy fungus beetleIn bracket fungi.
Psylliodes affinisPotato Flea BeetleOn bittersweet. (or a pest of cultivated potato)
Psylliodes attenuataHop Flea BeetleOn hops.
Psylliodes chrysocephalaCabbage Stem Flea BeetleOn crucifers.
Psylliodes cupreaa leaf beetleRecorded in Devon Exmoor otherwise only on the Levels.
Psylliodes napia leaf beetleA range of habitats.
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata22-spot LadybirdHas a range of habitats.
Ptenidium brenskeIn shingle by streams [N]
Ptenidium formicetorum
Ptenidium longicornea featherwing beetleDamp litter.
Ptenidium nitiduma featherwing beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Ptenidium pusillus
Pterostichus adstrictusa ground beetleGrassland and moorland.
Pterostichus aethiopsa ground beetleUpland woodlands and moorland.
Pterostichus angustatusa ground beetleNotable.
Pterostichus cupreusa ground beetleIn a range of habitats.
Pterostichus diligensa ground beetleIn moorland bogs and fens.
Pterostichus longicollisa ground beetleCoastal marshes.
Pterostichus madidusBlack ClockIn a range of habitats.
Pterostichus melanariusa ground beetleIn a range of habitats.
Pterostichus minora ground beetleGrass tussocks at edge of lake.
Pterostichus nigera ground beetleIn woodland.
Pterostichus nigritaa ground beetleIn a range of wet habitats.
Pterostichus oblongopunctatusa ground beetleIn ancient oak woodland.
Pterostichus quadrifoveolatusCoastal heath [NS]
Pterostichus rhaeticusa ground beetleVarious habitats.
Pterostichus strenuusa ground beetleIn a range of habitats.
Pterostichus vernalisa ground beetleIn a range of habitats.
Pterostichus versicolora ground beetleIn a range of open habitats.
Ptilinus pectinicornisFan-bearing Wood-borerIn dead wood
Ptinomorphus imperialisa wood boring beetleIn dead wood.
Ptinus furWhite-marked Spider BeetleIndoors or out.
Ptinus sexpunctatusa spider beetleIn houses. Probable introduction.
Ptinus subpilosusa spider beetleUnder bark
Ptomaphagus mediusPlantations,
Ptomaphagus subvillosusa round fungus beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Pyrochroa coccineaBlack-headed Cardinal BeetleIn dead wood on coastal marshes.
Pyrochroa serraticornisCommon Cardinal BeetleIn dead wood.
Quedius aridulusa rove beetleOn dry sandy soils at the coast. Last record Porlock 1948.
Quedius auricomusa rove beetleOn stream banks in woodland.
Quedius boopoides Munster
Quedius boopsa rove beetleOn gravelly river banks. Last record Porlock 1948
Quedius brevicornisa rove beetleIn birds nests Only record 1866 Nettlecombe.
Quedius cinctusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Quedius cruentusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Quedius curtipennisa rove beetleWoodland moss.
Quedius fuliginosusa rove beetleWetlands. Last recorded Porlock 1921.
Quedius fumatusa rove beetleUnder fungus.
Quedius invreaea rove beetleIn mammal nests.
Quedius lateralisa rove beetleRotting items in woods.
Quedius lucidulusOld grass bales
Quedius maurorufusa rove beetlein wetlands. Last recorded Porlock 1896.
Quedius maurusa rove beetleUnder bark
Quedius mesomelinusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Quedius micropsa rove beetleIn dead wood in old parkland. Last record Nettlecombe 1888
Quedius molochinusa rove beetleMany habitats.
Quedius nemoralisa rove beetleIn dead wood in woodland.
Quedius nigricepsa rove beetleIn litter on dry sandy soils often under conifers. Last record Minehead 1958.
Quedius nitipennisa rove beetleOn stream banks in woodland.
Quedius pallipesa rove beetleIn strandline litter.
Quedius picipesa rove beetleHas a range of habitats.
Quedius plancusa rove beetleIn leaf litter at edge of stream. Na.
Quedius puncticollis[Nb]
Quedius ripariusa rove beetleOn banks of small streams.
Quedius scintillans
Quedius scitus (Gravenhorst)
Quedius semiaeneusa rove beetleCoastal marshes. Last recorded Minehead 1946
Quedius semiobscurusa rove beetleMoss and grassland.
Quedius tristisa rove beetleIn open country.
Quedius umbrinusa rove beetleOn stream banks in woodland.
Quedius ventralisa rove beetleIn trees.
Quedius xanthopusa rove beetleUnder bark in old woodland.
Reichenbachia juncoruma short-winged mould beetleIn wetlands. Withypool 1948.
Rhagium bifasciatumTwo-banded LonghornIn dead wood.
Rhagium mordaxa longhorn beetleIn dead wood.
Rhagonycha fulvaThe BloodsuckerA range of habitats.
Rhagonycha lignosaa soldier beetleA range of habitats.
Rhagonycha limbataa soldier beetleSyn. R. femoralis On flowering herbs and shrubs in damp meadowsûand woods.
Rhagonycha testaceaa soldier beetleOn vegetation in damp meadows and woods.
Rhagonycha translucida[NS], VC4
Rhamphus oxyacanthaea weevilOn hawthorn.
Rhamphus pulicarius s.l.a weevilOn birch.
Rhantus suturellusa water beetleIn boggy moorland pools.
Rhinoncus bruchoidesmarshy grassland.
Rhinoncus castora weevilOn sheeps sorrel
Rhinoncus inconspectusa weevilOn Polygonum amphibium.
Rhinoncus pericarpiusa weevilOn Polygonaceae
Rhinoncus perpendicularisa weevilOn bistort and persicaria.
Rhinosimus planirostrisa false weevilUnder park
Rhinosimus ruficollisa false weevilUnder bark
Rhizophagus bipustulatusa narrow bark beetleUnder tree bark.
Rhizophagus depressusa narrow bark beetleUnder dead tree bark.
Rhizophagus dispara narrow bark beetleUnder tree bark.
Rhizophagus ferrugineusa narrow bark beetleUnder tree bark
Rhizophagus nitidulus[Nb.] Under tree bark
Rhizophagus perforatusa narrow bark beetleUnder tree bark.
Rhizophagus picipes (Olivier)[Na.] Under tree bark
Rhynchaenus alnia weevilOn elm.
Rhynchaenus avellanaea weevilOn hazel and oak.
Rhynchaenus fagiBeech Leaf MinerOn beech.
Rhynchaenus pilosusa weevilOn oak
Rhynchaenus quercusa weevilOn oak.
Rhynchaenus ruscia weevilOn birch
Rhynchites aeneovirensa leafroller weevilIn oak woodland.
Rhynchites aequatusApple Fruit RhynchitesOn hawthorn. Minehead 1906.
Rhynchites caeruleusApple Twig CutterOn trees and shrubs. Bossington on poplar bark 1896.
Rhynchites germanicusStrawberry RhynchitesOn rosaceous plants.
Rhynchites tomentosusa leafroller weevilOn birch.
Rhyncolus atera weevilSyn. R. chloropus. In dead wood.
Rhyzobius lituraa ladybirdA range of habitats. Alcombe Marshes 1951.
Rugilus erichsonia rove beetleIn vegetable detritus. Last Exmoor record Porlock 1896.
Rugilus geniculatusa rove beetleDamp grassland.
Rugilus orbiculatusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Rugilus rufipesa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus. Last Exmoor record Alcombe 1935.
Rutpela maculataSpotted Longhornin woodland.
Salpingus castaneusa false weevilOn Scots Pine
Salpingus reyia false weevilOn burnt gorse.
Saperda populneaSmall Poplar BorerOn Populus sp.
Saprinus aeneusa carrion beetleIn carrion.
Scaphidema metallicuma darkling beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Scaphidium quadrimaculatuma shining fungus beetleIn woodland.
Scaphisoma agaricinuma shining fungus beetleIn rotten wood. Last Exmoor record 1866 at Nettlecombe.
Scaphisoma boletia shining fungus beetleIn rotten wood.
Sciaphilus asperatusStrawberry Root WeevilOn shrubs.
Sciodrepoides fumatus (Spence)
Sciodrepoides watsonia round fungus beetleIn carrion
Scirtes hemisphaericusa marsh beetleIn coastal marshes.
Scolytus intricatusa bark or ambrosia beetleUnder oak bark.
Scolytus multistriatusSmall Elm Bark BeetleOn elm.
Scolytus scolytusLarge Elm Bark BeetleOn elm. Carrier of Dutch elm disease.
Scydmaenus tarsatusa small antlike beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Scymnus auritusa ladybirdOn vegetation. Minehead 1956.
Scymnus frontalisa ladybirdOn vegetation. Minehead 1954.
Scymnus limbatusa ladybirdCoastal marshes. Minehead 1947.
Scymnus schmidti Fürsch[Nb.]
Selatosomus aeneusa click beetleOn moorland and coastal heath.
Sepedophilus constans (Fowler)N.
Sepedophilus immaculatusWoodland
Sepedophilus littoreusa rove beetleIn damp grass litter near freshwater.
Sepedophilus lusitanicusa rove beetleIn dead wood in conifer woodland.
Sepedophilus marshamiOn fungoid wood
Sepedophilus nigripennis
Sepedophilus testaceus[N.]
Serica brunneaBrown ChaferIn moss or rotting stumps, or comes to light.
Sermylassa halensisa leaf beetleOn dry grassland.
Siagonium quadricornea rove beetleunder bark.
Sibinia primitusa weevilOn Sweet Alison.
Silpha atrataBlack Snail BeetleIn a range of habitats.
Silpha laevigataa sexton beetleCoastal grassland.
Silpha obscuraa sexton beetleCoastal grassland. Recorded 1946 at Minehead.
Silpha tristisa sexton beetleCoastal grassland.
Simplocaria semistriataa pill beetleIn a range of habitats.
Sinodendron cylindricumRhinoceros BeetleIn rotten wood.
Sitona cambricusa weevilA range of habitats.
Sitona hispidulusClover WeevilOn clover.
Sitona lepidusa weevilOn clover.
Sitona lineatusPea and Bean WeevilOn Legumes.
Sitona puncticollisa weevilOn clover. Minehead 1906.
Sitona regensteinensisa weevilOn gorse.
Sitona striatellusa weevilOn gorse.
Sitona sulcifronsClover WeevilOn clover.
Sitona suturalisa weevilOn vetches.
Sitona waterhouseia weevilOn Lotus corniculatus.
Smicronyx jungermanniaea weevilOn lesser dodder on coastal heath.
Soronia griseaa pollen or sap beetleIn vegetable detritus. Minehead 1935.
Soronia punctatissimaa pollen or sap beetleIn sappy old oak trees.
Sphaeridium bipustulatuma scavenger water beetleEntered as S. marginatum Fabricius.ûIn dung.
Sphaeridium lunatuma scavenger water beetleIn herbivore dung.
Sphaeridium scarabaeoidesa scavenger water beetleIn dung.
Sphaeroderma testaceuma leaf beetleOn thistles.
Staphylinus dimidiaticornisa rove beetleOn coastal grassland.
Staphylinus erythropterusa rove beetleon moorland.
Stenagostus rhombeusa click beetleUnder bark.
Stenichnus bicolora small antlike beetleUnder bark of old parkland trees.
Stenichnus collarisa small antlike beetlewoodland
Stenichnus poweria small antlike beetleOn shingle beach.
Stenocarus umbrinusa weevilSyn. S. ruficornis On poppy. Minehead 1947.
Stenocorus meridianusVariable LonghornIn dead wood.
Stenolophus mixtusa ground beetleIn coastal marshes. Last recorded Minehed, 1935.
Stenopterapion (Cobosiotherium) scutellarea seed weevilSyn. Apion scutellare. On Western Gorse.
Stenopterapion tenuea seed weevilOn medick. Syn. Apion tenue.
Stenostola dubiaLime beetleOn Lime trees.
Stenus acerisa rove beetleLast record Hopcott, 1935. Woodland/heathland.
Stenus bifoveolatusa rove beetleGrassy places near water.
Stenus bimaculatusa rove beetleWetlands.
Stenus boopsLocal in still water.
Stenus boops Ljungh
Stenus brevipennis Thomson,
Stenus brunnipesa rove beetleIn a range of dry habitats.
Stenus canescensa rove beetleCoastal marshes.
Stenus cicindeloidesa rove beetleVegetation near water.
Stenus clavicornisa rove beetleIn open country.
Stenus exiguusa rove beetleUnder stones. Last recorded Minehead 1948.
Stenus flavipesa rove beetlein wetlands
Stenus formicetoruma rove beetleIn litter on river banks. VC4.
Stenus fulvicornisa rove beetleDamp places
Stenus fuscipesa rove beetleCoastal marshes. Last recorded Alcombe 1935
Stenus geniculatusa rove beetleon moorland
Stenus guttulaa rove beetleOn stream and river banks.
Stenus guynemeria rove beetleOn stream banks in woodland.
Stenus impressusa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Stenus junoa rove beetleIn wetlands. Last Exmoor record Minehead 1935.
Stenus latifronsa rove beetleIn wetlands
Stenus lustratora rove beetleIn valley fen. Last recorded Withypool 1948.
Stenus nanusa rove beetleLast Exmoor record Porlock, 1896. Coastal marsh.
Stenus nigritulusa rove beetleIn wetlands.
Stenus nitens Stephens
Stenus nitidiusculusa rove beetleIn a range of wetland habitats.
Stenus niveusa rove beetleSphagnum and upland wet litter. Nationally scarce.
Stenus ossiuma rove beetleCoastal marshes.
Stenus pallipesa rove beetleIn a range of wetland habitats.
Stenus pallitarsisa rove beetleCoastal marshes.
Stenus picipennisa rove beetleDamp places.
Stenus picipesa rove beetleIn wetlands.
Stenus providusa rove beetleIn valley fen. Last Exmoor record Withypool 1948. Syn. S. rogeri Kraatz.
Stenus pubescensa rove beetleDamp places.
Stenus similisa rove beetleIn wetlands.
Stenus tarsalisa rove beetlein wetlands.
Stictonectes lepidusa water beetleMoorland pools.
Stilbus oblongusa smut beetleCoastal marshes.
Stomis pumicatusa ground beetleCoastal marshes.
Strangalia aurulentaa longhorn beetleIn oak woodland.
Strangalia melanuraa longhorn beetleIn woodland. Minehead 1906. Other Somerset locations in 1990s.
Strangalia quadrifasciataa longhorn beetleWoodland. Dulverton 1913.
Strophosoma melanogrammumNut Leaf WeevilIn woodland.
Strophosoma nebulosuma weevilOn moorland and coastal heath.
Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata24-spot LadybirdA range of habitats
Sunius melanocephalusa rove beetleIn moss. Last Exmoor record Porlock 1896.
Syntomium aeneum
Synuchus nivalisa ground beetleOn dry sandy soil.
Tachinus humeralisa rove beetleIn woodland.
Tachinus laticollisa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus.
Tachinus marginellusa rove beetleIn vegetable detritus
Tachinus proximusIn rotten honey fungus.
Tachinus signatusa rove beetlein vegetable detritus
Tachinus subterraneusa rove beetleIn decaying fungi and carrion.
Tachyerges salicisa weevilSyn. Rhynchaenus sal. On willow.
Tachyerges stigmaa weevilSyn. Rhynchaenus s. On willow. Nettlecombe 1891.
Tachyporus atricepsa rove beetleGrassland and woods.
Tachyporus chrysomelinusa rove beetleA range of habitats.
Tachyporus dispara rove beetleIn moss and leaf litter.
Tachyporus formosusa rove beetlein litter
Tachyporus hypnoruma rove beetlein a range of habitats.
Tachyporus nitidulusa rove beetleA range of habitats
Tachyporus obtususa rove beetleA range of habitats.
Tachyporus pallidusa rove beetleCoastal marshes.
Tachyporus pusillusa rove beetleGrass tussocks on river bank.
Tachyporus solutusa rove beetleA range of habitats.
Tachyporus transversalis
Tachys parvulusa ground beetleCoastal.
Taeniapion urticariuma seed weevilOn nettles.
Tanysphyrus lemnaeDuckweed WeevilCoastal marshes.
Telmatophilus caricisa silken fungus beetleCoastal marshes.
Telmatophilus typhaea silken fungus beetleCoastal marshes.
Tenebrio molitorMealworm BeetleIn buildings.
Tetratoma ancoraOn hazel,
Tetratoma desmarestia shiny fungus beetleIn bracket fungi.
Tetratoma fungorum Fabricius
Thamiaraea cinnamomeaa rove beetleAt sap runs on trees. Minehead 1935.
Thamiaraea hospitaa rove beetleIn compost.
Thanasimus formicariusAnt Beetlein dead wood.
Thanatophilus rugosusa sexton beetleIn carrion.
Thanatophilus sinuatusa sexton beetlein carrion.
Thiasophila angulataIn red wood ant nest.
Thinodromus arcuatusa rove beetleRiver banks.
Thryogenes nereisa weevilcoastal marshes.
Thymalus limbatusa domed fungus beetleOn dead wood in old woodland and parkland.
Timarcha goettingenisLesser Bloody-nosed BeetleOn dry grassland.
Timarcha tenebricosaBloody-nosed BeetleA range of habitats.
Tinotus morion (Gravenhorst)
Tomicus piniperdaLarge Pine Shoot BeetleOn conifers. Minehead 1949.
Trachodes hispidusa weevilOak woodlands. Porlock 1934. Noted in Devon 1990s.
Trachyphloeus angustistelusa weevilOn heaths.
Trachyphloeus asperatusa weevilCoastal. On plant roots.
Trachyphloeus bifoveolatusa weevilOn dry grassland.
Trachyphloeus laticollisa weevilOn dry grassland. Porlock 1896.
Trachys troglodytesDevil's-bit Jewel BeetleOn Devil's-bit Scabious.
Trechus fulvusa ground beetleCoastal.
Trechus obtususa ground beetleCommon on moorland and sometimes in other habitats.
Trechus quadristriatusa ground beetleCommon in a range of habitats
Trichonyx sulcicollisa short-winged mould beetleUnder oak bark. Nettlecome 1866.
Trichosirocalus troglodytesa weevilIn grassland.
Triphyllus bicolora hairy fungus beetleIn bracket fungi.
Triplax aeneaa shiny fungus beetleIn fungi on dead wood.
Trixagus carinifronsa small false click beetleIn leaf litter, etc.
Trixagus dermestoidesa small false click beetleIn woodland.
Trox scabera hide beetleIn birds nests.
Tychius junceusa weevilOn medicks and clovers.
Tychius picirostrisa weevilSyn. Miccotrogus p. On clovers.
Tychius pusillusa weevilOn gorse.
Tychius squamulatusa weevilOn bird's-foot trefoil.
Tychius stephensia weevilOn bird's-foot trefoil.
Tychius tibialisa weevilOn coastal grassland on clovers.
Tychus nigera short-winged mould beetleIn a range of habitats.
Typhaea stercoreaHairy Fungus BeetleIn haystack refuse.
Typhaeus typhoeusMinotaur BeetleOn moorland and coastal heath.
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata16-spot LadybirdCoastal grassland.
Vincenzellus ruficollisa false weevilUnder bark
Xantholinus glabratusa rove beetleIn grassland
Xantholinus linearisa rove beetleIn open country.
Xantholinus longiventrisa rove beetleIn a range of habitats.
Xestobium rufovillosumDeath Watch BeetleIn dead wood and old buildings.
Xyloterus domesticusa bark or ambrosia beetleSyn. Trypodendron d. Under oak bark. Porlock, 1907. Recorded from Devon Exmoor 1980s.
Xyloterus signatusa bark or ambrosia beetleSyn. Trypodendron s. Under oak bark. Porlock 1907.
Zacladus geraniiVC4.
Zorochros minimusa click beetleRivers and streams.
Zyras funestusa rove beetleDunster 1919. In ants nests.
Zyras humeralisa rove beetleIn ants nests.
Zyras limbatusa rove beetleIn ants nests.
Updated to Dec. 2018.

Birds: Updated to June 2020

Common nameScientific nameNotes
Alpine SwiftApus melbaVagrant. Just 3 records 1954 - 1980
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusOne record of an immature shot on Earl Fortescue's moorland near Parracombe in Oct 1875.
American WigeonAnas americanaVagrant. Male Wimbleball winters 1987 and 1988.
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusAutumn passage visitor to coastal waters.
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaFairly frequent on autumn passage but less so than Common Tern.
Ashy-headed WagtailMontacilla flava cinereocapilla Savi.Rare Passage Migrant (2006). Minehaed Golf Course.
AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaVagrant. Records include 8 Porlock Bay 1987.
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusillaA single record of one at Minehead in Nov. 1912.
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiVagrant. One Porlock Marsh 1973 and possibly 1979.
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicusOne regularly seen with Canada Geese at Minehead/Dunster Marshes 1989-1992.
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaSpring and autumn passage migrant. Occasional in winter.
Barn OwlTyto albaResident. Now very scarce with only a few breeding pairs.
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisWinter visitor. A few most years with Canada flocks.
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoriaVagrant. One record of an immature male at Porlock Marsh 1969. A 1st for Somerset.
Bean GooseAnser fabalisVagrant. Occasional records at Minehead or Porlock marshû1947 on. the most recent being 1 Porlock Marsh Mar-Apr 1973.
Bearded TitPanurus biarmicusVagrant. Winter visitor/passage migrant. First record was of 3 Porlock Marsh 1972, since when there have been a handful of records.
Bee-eaterMerops apiasterOne seen Porlock Hill 1997.
Bewick's SwanCygnus columbianusRare winter visitor to Minehead and Porlock Marshes. Highestû8 at Minehead March Feb. 1976.
BitternBotaurus stellarisRare winter visitor to coastal marshes. One photographed at Chetsford Bridge in 1989.
Black GrouseTetrao tetrixNumbers were decreasing in 18th cent. 4320 shot Holnicote and Winsford estates 1836-1906 and up to 40 shot in a day at Oare Manor estate. Palmer & Ballance (1968) stated "On Exmoor now restricted mainly to N.Trust property in N.E. where up to 13 at lek in 1965. A few may survive on Molland Common but now probably extinct on Winsford Hill & Culbone Hill. A (1964) estimate put the Exmoor stock at c45. Causes of decrease seem to be enclosure, disturbance, overburning and increase in predators after 1914. The last lek on the Moor was in 1972, last breeding record 1975 and last sighting was a female at Lucott Moor at dusk 29.7.1981.
Black GuillemotCepphus grylleVagrant. Only two records to date 1954 and 1991. Both Dunster Beach.
Black KiteMilvus migrans (Boddaert)Rare. Accidental (2006)
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosMainly autumn passage and winter visitor.
Black SwanCygnus atratusEscape. 1 Porlock Marsh 1998.
Black StorkCiconia nigra (L.)Rare Accidental (2010)
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare passage visitor, mainly coastal but has been recorded at Wimbleball also.
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaExotic. 1 Bird Table Old Cleeve, Oct. 2000.
Black-headed GullLarus ridibundusWinter visitor also present spring and summer.
Black-headed WagtailMontacilla flava feldeggRare Passage Migrant (2006). Minehaed Golf Course.
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare winter visitor. Recorded 2 Porlock Marsh Feb 1985 and Wimbleball Apr 1995. (One Minehead claypits 1959 probably a stray passage bird; site now Butlins boating lake)
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaSpring or Autumn passage migrant. Less frequent than Bar-tailed Godwit.
Black-throated DiverGavia arcticaScarce winter visitor to coastal waters. 2 Wimbleball Feb.û1985.
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusOne record of single bird Porlock Marsh 1960.
BlackbirdTurdus merulaResident, nests.
BlackcapSylvia atricapillaSummer visitor with some over-wintering birds. Nests.
Blue TitParus caeruleusResident, abundant and widespread. Nests, frequently in nest boxes.
Blue-headed WagtailMotacilla flava flavaPassage visitor, Recent records only from Porlock Marsh. Bred at Porlock Marsh 1951 and 1965.
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsVagrant. North American. 1 Porlock Marsh 1981.
BramblingFringilla montifringillaWinter visitor. Exceptional flocks of up to 600 have been seen c.Simonsbath but usually just a few in mixed flocks with chaffinches. Visits gardens. One summer report of a singing male at Culbone Woods 1956.
Brent GooseBranta berniclaScarce winter visitor, usually dark bellied race but pale bellied forms occur very occasionally.
BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaResident
BuzzardButeo buteoResident, widespread and common. Nests. Although commonûagain now, numbers became very low during myxamatosis epidemic in rabbits, their staple diet.
Canada GooseBranta canadensisResident. Breeds Wimbleball and Minehead. Up to 400 in winter. Cackling Goose: single birds, probably escapes, occasionally with main flocks.
Carolina Wood DuckAix sponsaOne on Dunster Hawn 1987 for several months. One on R. Exe Brushford 1988. Possible female + 4 young R. Barle Castle Bridge 1988. Exotics.
Carrion CrowCorvus corone coroneResident. Nests.
Caspian GullLaurus argentatus cachinnansRare.
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis L.Rare. Accidental (2006)
Cetti's WarblerCettia cettiVery scarce but probably now resident and breeding
ChaffinchFringilla coelebsResident and winter visitor. Nests.
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaSummer visitor. Occasionally winters. Nests.
ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxBred occasionally on Exmoor cliffs until 1910. Since then just a few sightings, usually single birds offshore but 3 inland 1991.
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlusPreviously a rare resident which bred Porlock Vale, Minehead and Combe Martin. May now be extinct on Exmoor.
Coal TitParus aterResident. Nests.
Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoWas breeding in Minehead by 1963 (D. Ballance). Now resident and common in towns and villages. Nests. Winter flocks of up to 50 have been seen.
Commic TernSterna hirundo/paradiseaDue to difficulties in identification Common and Arctic Terns are often dealt with together under this name. Frequent on Autumn passage.
Common GullLarus canusPassage and winter visitor to coasts and inland.
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRegular spring/autumn passage visitor. Sometimes winters.
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraPassage and winter visitor to coastal waters. Recorded at Wimbleball 1983. Coastal numbers usually less than 10 although 30+ at Dunster Beach Aug. 1987.
Common TernSterna hirundoRegular spring and autumn passage visitor.
CootFulica atraNests. Resident and winter visitor. Main winter refuge is Wimbleball lake.
CormorantPhalacrocorax carboNests. Resident and winter visiters. On coast and inland on reservoirs. Birds shot at Wimbleball included ringed ones from Solway Firth, the Dyfed Coast and Ulster.
Corn BuntingMiliaria calandraUsed to be recorded on the Brendons and around Minehead, but the only record for many years is of a juvenile on Minehead Golf Links, Sept. 1989. Vagrant.
CorncrakeCrex crexRare passage visitor. One found dead at Porlock Oct 1982.
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaRare vagrant. Off-shore records 1986 4 off Lynmouth, 1987 and 1994.
CraneGrus grusOne shot at Watchet 1897; One Allerford 2002.
Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursorA single record of one Minehead Golf Links, 1941. This was the first Somerset Record.
CrossbillLoxia curvirostraIrregular visitor to conifer woods, probably now resident. Breeds occasionally.
CuckooCuculus canorusEarliest date 15th March, Porlock 1938 (D.Ballance). Usually arrived mid April. Fairly common summer visitor with Meadow Pipit being the commonest host on the moors, also tree pipit. May have declined in recent years.
CurlewNumenius arquataExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002: territories at Goosemoor Common, Exford Common, Wilmersham Common and one in N.D. Resident, passage and winter visitor. Up to 260 on beaches.
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare passage visitor to coast.
Dark-bellied Brent GooseBranta bernicla berniclaThe commoner of the two races.
Dartford WarblerSylvia undataIn excess of 70 pairs/territories in 2002. A rare visitor to Exmoor to 1995 when it bred for first time.
DipperCinclus cinclusAbout 75 pairs estimated to be on Exmoor (1994). Resident of fast flowing streams and rivers. Nests.
DotterelCharadrius morinellusPassage visitor, usually seen on the moors.
DunlinCalidris alpinaRegular winter and passage visitor to the coast. Rarely more than 200.
DunnockPrunella modularisResident. Nests.
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacusFeral breeder at Wimbleball 1982-86. Commuted with Canadas between there and Dunster Marsh.
EiderSomateria mollissimaRare winter visitor to coastal waters.
Emperor GooseAnser canagicusUp to 5 seen with Canada Geese Dunster Marsh/Wimbleball 1987 - Exotics.
Feral PigeonColumba livia (feral)Fairly common. Nests.
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare Vagrant (2009), (2012) both Wimbleball.
Two published records, neither wholly satisfactory. One, Pinkworthy Pond 1943 has generally been accepted. Other Quantocks area.
FieldfareTurdus pilarisWinter visitor.
FirecrestRegulus ignicapillusWinter visitor, usually recorded near the coast.
FulmarFulmarus glacialisMainly spring/summer visitor. First bred Devon Exmoor 1958; and Somerset Exmoor 1981 when N.V. Allen recorded 2 pairs at Glenthorne. c400 nesting pairs between Lynmouth and Heddons Mouth in 1994. Also occur off coast out of breeding season following gales.
GadwallAnas streperaScarce winter visitor, Wimbleball/Dunster Beach.
GannetSula bassanaRegularly seen offshore Apr - Sept. Outside this usually storm blown birds. Nearest gannetry S.W.Wales. Commoner some years presumably related to fish stocks, esp. mackerel.
Garden WarblerSylvia borin1987 was a particularly good year for this sp. on Exmoor. Summer visitor, open woodland, thickets.
GarganeyAnas querquedulaVagrant. An unusual Spring passage migrant which has nested in N. Somerset and S. Devon but not Exmoor. Pair Minehead Marsh 1996.
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusA small number of records of this vagrant gull.
GoldcrestRegulus regulusResident. Nests. Favours conifer plantations. Hard hit in severe winters.
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosAlthough not accepted as having ever been recorded on Exmoor, there are one or two early reports c1905 of birds having been seen.
Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusSpring and summer passage visitor.
Golden PheasantChrysolophus pictusOne nr Lynton 1942 (present some years); one adult male in Allerford Plantation Nov. 2001.
Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaWinter, spring and autumn passage visitor. Flocks of 3-4 hundred may occur but much declined from the thousands which occurred at one time (e.g.6000 Minehead 1967). Probably bred on Exmoor in 1910 but not proven.
GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRegular winter visitor to Wimbleball; occasional elsewhere.
GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisResident. Nests. Winter flocks of c50 occasionally seen.
GoosanderMergus merganserRare resident. First bred Exmoor 1993. Regular winter visitor to Wimbleball, occasionally to Nutscale and the coast.
GoshawkAccipiter gentilisRare resident. A few breeding season records since 1990.
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 located 52 territories; ENHS records suggest a further ten males may have been present. This was an exceptionally good year. Summer visitor. Nests.
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusNests. Resident and winter visitor. A few cliff-nesting pairs.
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusA winter visitor but more or less resident at Wimbleball Lake where it has bred since 1982. Otherwise most records are coastal.
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitorIrregular autumn and winter visitor, usually to moorland areas.
Great Northern DiverGavia immerOffshore winter visitor
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare vagrant. 2 off Lynmouth Aug 1986. Only record to date.
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaAutumn passage visitor. A few off-shore most years.
Great SnipeGallinago mediaAn old and unauthenticated record of one shot at Warren ridge in 1903. 4 shot nr Parracombe 1868 during an influx to the SW. A couple of other unauthenticated records.
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos majorNests. Resident. Breeds in all suitable woods. Visits garden peanut holders.
Great TitParus majorResident. Nests, occasionally in nest boxes.
Great White EgretEgretta albaOne, Wimbleball Lake 7 - 12 Oct 2002. Record accepted by British Birds Rarities Committee. New Exmoor Record.
Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberExotic. One flying west off Dunster Beach Sept 1969.
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRegular, mainly autumn passage visitor to reservoirs and marshes.
Green WoodpeckerPicus viridisResident. Nests. Visits lawns.
Green-winged TealAnas crecca carolinensisPorlock Marsh Dec. 1998. Oct. 1951. Vagrant.
GreenfinchCarduelis chlorisResident. Nests. Scarce on high moor but autum and winter flocks on stubble of c200 may be seen.
Greenland WheatearOenanthe oenanthe leucorrhoaSmall numbers of this larger race of wheatear are seen on passage most years.
Greenland White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons flavirostrisSingle birds, Minehead Marsh Dec. 1952 & Mar 1995.
GreenshankTringa nebulariaScarce but regular spring and autumn passage migrant.
Grey HeronArdea cinereaAbout 25 breeding pairs at 5 heronries. Regularly seen along rivers and on coast at Dunster.
Grey PartridgePerdix perdixResident, scarce. Some records may refer to hand-reared birds. Nests.
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusPassage visitor to the coast. Occasionally storm blown.
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaWinter visitor. Small numbers Minehead and Dunster Beach.
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinereaExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 est. 65 pairs. + (ENHS) c 30 other pairs at other sites. Resident and fairly common on streams and rivers. Nests.
Greylag GooseAnser anserRare winter visitor. There is always doubt as to whether the birds are genuine wild birds or if from feral population on Chilton Moor. However timing (all in winter) suggests they could be genuine wild.
GuillemotUria aalgeAbout 500 nesting pairs Lynmouth to Heddons Mouth in 1994. Not uncommon passage and winter visitor off-shore.
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaThe only Somerset record (to 2002) is a first winter bird at Dunster Beach Oct 1997. Vagrant.
GyrfalconFalco rusticolusVagrant. One Foreland Point 1972. Greenland race.
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesVery rare visitor to Exmoor. Onetime nested at Selworthy.
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusScarce but regular winter visitor to moorland areas.
Herring GullLarus argentatusNests. Resident. Notable decline in breeding population since early 1980s.
HobbyFalco subbuteoScarce summer visitor, may breed occasionally.
Honey BuzzardPernis apivorusVagrant. Single birds 1990, 1994, 1995. Probably a regular if scarce summer visitor to the older wooded areas in the early part of the last century.
Hooded crowCorvus corone cornixVagrant. Single birds recorded a few times since 1970.
HoopoeUpupa epopsPassage visitor, usually in spring. 14 records between 1956 and 1994.
House MartinDelichon urbicaSummer visitor and passage migrant. Nests.
House SparrowPasser domesticusResident. Nests around human habitations. Flocks in autumn/winter. Numbers may have decreased.
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesOnly a handful of records mainly in winter. Vagrant.
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaVagrant. Two records to 1994 (Heddon Valley 1972 and Withypool 1975).
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusFirst Somerset record of this Asian species Minehead 1989. Attracted many visitors! Vagrant.
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusWinter visitor to freshwater marshes, lakes and pools.
JackdawCorvus monedulaResident. Nests on coastal cliffs, buildings, quarries and trees. Large flocks may be seen.
JayGarrulus glandariusCommon resident of wooded areas. Nests. Occasional large influxes from the continent such as 1983 when acorn crop failed in Europe due to knopper gall.
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusPorlock Marsh 1956. Minehead 1968.
KestrelFalco tinnunculusResident and common. Nests.
KingfisherAlcedo atthisResident. Breeds on a few rivers. Frequent sightings by coast and reservoirs in winter.
KittiwakeRissa tridactylaFirst Exmoor breeding record was 6 pairs Woody Bay cliffs in 1972. Increased up to 1984 with c200 pairs. Since then they have declined and no breeding records in 2002 but non breeding birds are still around.
KnotCalidris canutusAutumn passage visitor to beaches.
Kumlien's GullLaurus glaucoides kumlieniRare accidental.
Lapland BuntingCalcarius lapponicusPassage visitor, usually to the coast.
LapwingVanellus vanellusResident, nests, winter and passage visitor. Flocks up to 200 on lowland fields and a few pairs breed.
Laughing GullLarus atricillaVagrant. Recorded Bossington Beach Sep. 1980.
Leach's PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare storm vagrant. 1 Porlock Bay May 1928. Only 2 records in Porlock Bay 1967 - 1994.
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusPassage and winter visitor. Has bred on Devon cliffs.
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minorOne record of one nr Exford on 8.4.1967.
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis (Eyton)Rare (2011), Wimbleball.
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minorResident. Nests in the larger deciduous woods.
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia currucaScarce summer visitor. Has bred in Porlock Vale but no recent breeding records. Singing males heard.
LinnetCarduelis cannabinaResident. Usually near the coast. Nests. Winter flocks of up to 50 frequent but sometimes several hundred.
Little AukAlle alleRare storm vagrant.
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaBossington Beach Nov. 1997 Porlock Marsh 2001. Passage migrant.
Little EgretEgretta garzettaFirst noted by A.E.Coles on 12.5.79 on Porlock Marsh where it remained until 14th when it was observed from 6 - 8pm by Noel Allen. It walked across pool but only once seen to swallow something. It is now regularly seen in the area.
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisWinter visitor to reservoirs, coast and ponds. Has bred in the past and one bred Wimbleball Lake, 1999.
Little GullLarus minutusRare passage visitor, recorded most years. but probably under recorded.
Little OwlAthene noctuaFollowing the introduction of this species into the Midlands, it reached Dunster in 1914 and Dulverton in 1917. Now very scarce. Has nested.
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare passage visitor. Coast and Wimbleball.
Little StintCalidris minutaAutumn passage visitor
Little TernSterna albifronsA few turn up most years on autumn passage.
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusVagrant. One record, Porlock Marsh 1973.
Long-eared OwlAsio otusVagrant. Has bred in the past and in 1996.
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVagrant. One Nutscale March 1995.
Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusVagrant. Recorded autumn 1991, 1993, 1994.
Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatusResident. Visits gardens. Nests.
MagpiePica picaResident. Common. Numbers increased in some areas such as Minehead 1950s on but seem to have peaked. Some culling takes place, usually by individuals. There is controversy over the toll they take on small birds.
MallardAnas platyrhynchosResident and winter visitor. Nests. Widespread.
Mallard hybridAnas platyrhynchos xMany between Minehead and Dunster Beach in 1980s and 1990s originating from crosses with ducks at Butlins Holiday Camp. Most have now been eliminated.
MandarinAix galericulataVagrant or feral resident. Origin on Exmoor uncertain.
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusPassage visitor. Feeding parties in coastal waters, spring to autumn. Breeds in Wales. 1225 counted flying up channel off Porlock Bay 1988. P.yelkouan mauretanicus MEDITERRANEAN SHEARWATER. Vagrant. Race of Manx S. breeding in Mediterranean and recently split from P. puffinus. One off Minehead 1994 and 1996. Later works record this as BALEARIC SHEARWATER P. mauretanicus. V.Rare passage migrant.
Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare passage migrant usually to coastal areas.
Marsh TitParus palustrisResident. Nests.
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisPair Minehead Claypits (now Butlins lake) summer 1929. One or 2 pairs bred there 1947-1961.
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisExmoor Moorland Survey 2002. Population estimate of 2640 pairs, the most common & widespread species on the moor. Common resident, passage, and winter visitor. Nests. Chief host of cuckoo.
Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalusPassage and winter visitor now recorded annually. First Somerset record was December 1956 at Dunster Beach.
MerlinFalco columbariusResident but scarce with only a few breeding pairs.
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorusResident. nests.
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusRare passage migrant. There are 4 breeding records for Exmoor, all before 1920.
MoorhenGallinula chloropusNests. Resident and local around reservoirs and ponds.
Mute SwanCygnus olorResident. Minehead/Dunster Marshes where it breeds and has bred at Porlock Marsh. Cases of cygnets not reaching maturity for various causes. Very rare at Wimbleball.
NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosPassage visitor. Nests on outskirts of ENP. Bred at Bossington up to c1940.
NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusSurvey by D.K.Ballance 2002 located c52 churring males. Breeds at about five main sites. Summer visitor.
Night HeronNycticorax nicticorax (L.)Rare Accidental (2007), Adult Duster Beach
North Scandinavian race Lesser Black-Backed GullLarus fuscus fuscusVagrant. An old record of c30 off Glenthorne 1950s otherwise very rare.
NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactesVagrant. One West Luccombe 1985 and about 3 previous records.
NuthatchSitta europaeaResident in deciduous woodland. Nests, occasionally in nest boxes.
OspreyPandion haliaetusIrregular spring and autumn passage visitor.
OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNests. Resident and winter visitor. Breeds Devon Exmoor.
Pale-bellied Brent GooseBranta bernicla hrotaLess common than the Dark-bellied race.
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosVagrant. A handful of records from the coast.
PeregrineFalco peregrinusResident. Nests. Locally frequent on the coast, also hunts inland.
PheasantPhasianus colchicusResident and common. Nests. Thousands bred each year for the shoots.
Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleucaSummer visitor, locally common in mature oak woodland. ENHS nest box scheme aimed at Pied Flycatcher is usually successful. Nests. ENHS emblem.
Pied WagtailMotacilla alba yarrelliiResident, nests.
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhyncusVagrant. One Wimbleball Dec. 1991.
PintailAnas acutaRare winter visitor.
PochardAythya ferinaWinter visitor to Wimbleball, rarely the coast.
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusAutumn passage visitor. Exceptional: 33 off Dunster Beach 1985.
PuffinFratercula arcticaStorm vagrant along the coast.
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritimaRare Winter visitor, mainly between Lynmouth and Heddons Mouth. One Dunster Beach 1994.
QuailCoturnix coturnixOnce bred widely, may nest occasionally. Now a scarce and irregular summer visitor.
RavenCorvus coraxResident. Nests on coastal cliffs and moorland combes. Flocks of over 100 have been recorded.
RazorbillAlca tordaAbout 450 breeding pairs N.Devon cliffs. Passage and winter visitor off-shore.
Red GrouseLagopus lagopusIntroduced on Exmoor in 1800s and established by 1900s. In 1976 about 40 prs. bred in area from Robin How to Black Barrow but decreased drastically and thought extinct in 2002. However 2 or 3 reports in 2003 were received and they may have been bred again by one of the shoots.
Red KiteMilvus milvusMost frequent as a spring passage visitor. One or two over Exmoor most years. One in Timberscombe area 1989/90 was wing tagged and was a released bird part of a NCC/RSPB project.
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioPassage visitor.
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorWinter visitor mainly to the coast.
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaA record of 5 at Nutscale, Nov. 1995 was not confirmed and is considered incorrect.
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufaNests. Resident, locally common, usually reared and released.
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaVery rare winter visitor. One Porlock Marsh 1956 and one Wimbleball 1993 & 1996.
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusVagrant. One Porlock Marsh 1970. and 3 previous records here
Red-rumped SwallowHirundo dauricaVagrant. One record of a single bird at Porlock, Oct 1987 at the time when there was an influx into Britain.
Red-throated DiverGavia stellataWinter and passage visitor to Exmoor coast; occasional Wimbleball Lake.
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusA bird in summer plumage at Dunster Beach 1996. This was 3rd Somerset record.
RedpollCarduelis flammeaResident. Nests. Now breeds annually but numbers fluctuate. Winter parties on lower moorland.
RedshankTringa totanusResident and winter visitor. Breeds Porlock Marsh but numbers decreased.
RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 est 131 pairs. Regular summer visitor and passage migrant. Nests.
RedwingTurdus iliacusRegular winter visitor.
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclusExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 est. 165 pairs. ENHS recorded about another 10 pairs elsewhere. Resident, nests. ENHS Survey in yr 2000. Nests in coastal marsh and moorland combes.
Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusRegular summer visitor to Porlock and Dunster Marshes. Nests.
Richard's PipitAnthus novaeseelandiaeVagrant. 3 records of single birds 1977, 1980, 1991.
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusSummer visitor to moorland combes, formerly nested but no breeding records found in survey in 2003 and may now only occur on passage.
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisVagrant.
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisVagrant. Wintering males have been seen infrequently at Wimbleball.
Ring-necked ParakeetPsittacula krameriOne presumed this species, Dunkery area 1985 (possible escape). Another Dunster Beach 1989 and 1990 all considered escapes rather than feral birds.
Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaResident. Passage and winter visitor. Bred Dunster Beach 1993.
RobinErithacus rubeculaResident. Nests.
Rock DoveColumba liviaWild form unlikely to have occurred.
Rock PipitAnthus petrosusResident. Nests rocky shores.
RookCorvus frugilegusResident. Most rookeries used to occupy high elms until these trees were lost to dutch elm disease in 1970s, they now occupy any tall trees mostly near habitation. Highest rookery is at Simonsbath at 400m.
Rose-coloured StarlingSturnus roseusVagrant. Only 4 Exmoor sightings 1945 - 1994.
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiAutumn passage visitor. Only records to date were 3 Minehead Beach in Aug 1971.
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusVagrant. Recorded winters of 1973, 74 and 87.
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisWinter visitor to Wimbleball. First recorded 1985.
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaVagrant. Two old records from Porlock Marsh - 2 1915 and 1 1928.
RuffPhilomachus pugnaxScarce spring and autumn passage visitor to coast and Wimbleball. 15 Porlock Marsh 1987 was an exception.
Sabine's GullLarus sabiniVagrant. Occasionally recorded on the coast after gales.
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaSummer and passage visitor. Scarce as a breeding bird but nests in one or two places. Earliest ENHS record 2nd March.
SanderlingCalidris albaREgular passage/winter visitor along coast.
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensisSmall numbers on spring/autumn passage most years on coast.
Scandinavian Rock PipitAnthus petrosus littoralisPossibly one Porlock Marsh, 1996.
ScaupAythya marilaScarce winter visitor to Wimbleball, occasionally on the coast.
Scaup X Tufted Duck HybridAythya marila x fuligulaHybrid ducks at Wimbleball may have included this.
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusSummer visitor to the coastal marshes, rare elsewhere. Nests.
ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelisHas bred between Lynmouth and Heddons Mouth. Resident. Much rarer than cormorant.
ShelduckTadorna tadornaResident winter visitor. Breeds but much fewer than in early 1900s. Numbers build up along the coast in winter.
Shore LarkEremophila alpestrisWinter visitor to coastal beaches. Only a handful of records.
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusWinter visitor occurring annually, usually on moorland.
ShovelerAnas clypeataRegular winter visitor to coast and Wimbleball.
SiskinCarduelis spinusResident and winter visitor. First nested in conifers near Luccombe in 1979.
SkylarkAlauda arvensisExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 recorded a population of 1290 pairs Somerset/Devon. Resident and common passage and winter visitor. Nests. Large flocks of several hundred may be seen in winter on lowland fields.
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusVery rare winter visitor. One Minehead Clay Pits Jan 1960 (This site is now Butlins boating lake); one Dunster Hawn Oct 1972.
SmewMergus albellusWinter visitor. Single birds Wimbleball 1984, 86 & 87.
SnipeGallinago gallinagoMoorland Bird Survey estimate 9 territories on Exmoor inc. 3 in N. Devon. Resident, winter visitor. Breeds moorland bogs. In the past up to 250 on Minehead Marsh but not since Butlins.
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisScarce passage/winter visitor to the coast, occasionally on the moors.
Snow GooseAnser caerulescensOne regularly seen Dunster Marsh and Wimbleball 1989 with Canada Geese - Exotic.
Snowy OwlNyctea scandiacaVagrant. No current records although one 1972 at North Molton was close. Previous record nr Simonsbath 1945 and 3 earlier records.
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosResident, nests. Also autumn and winter visitor.
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare offshore passage migrant. 7 off Minehead 1979.
SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusResident and fairly common. Nests.
SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaVagrant. One Porlock Marsh 1994, 1998 and 1999.
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaVagrant. Only recorded 3 times up to 1994, each time from Porlock Marsh in 1958, 1959 & 1971.
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularia (L.)Rare (2010), Dunster Beach
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataSummer visitor. Nests usually around buildings. Numbers fluctuate from year to year.
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusAutumn passage visitor.
StarlingSturnus vulgarisResident. Passage and an abundant winter visitor also. Nests.
Stock DoveColumba oenasResident and fairly common. Nests.
Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemusNo records for many years. Single birds at Minehead 1912 and Great Hangman 1944.
StonechatSaxicola torquataExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 est 468 pairs, an increase on previous 1992/3 survey. Resident, nests. Gorse and heather on moorland.
Storm PetrelHydrobates pelagicusVagrant. Coastal waters summer/autumn. Some probably go unrecorded in Porlock Bay.
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare accidental.
SwallowHirundo rusticaSummer visitor and passage migrant. Nests. Earliest (exceptional) record 3 19.1.1975, Selworthy.
SwiftApus apusSummer visitor. Nests. Exceptionally late sighting 1 Porlock Marsh 29.11.95. Breeds in old buildings and church towers. Feeding flocks occur over the moor.
Tawny OwlStrix alucoResident. Widespread in woods and farmland. Nests.
Tawny PipitAnthus campestrisThis species joined the Exmoor list on 4.8.1993 with a moulting juvenile at Dunster Beach.
TealAnas creccaRegular winter visitor, coastal marshes and Wimbleball. Has bred in the past (1945) Over 600 at Porlock Marsh very unusual.
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiVagrant. One Porlock Marsh 1972.
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusVagrant. One Porlock Marsh May 1987.
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 est. 129 pairs. Summer visitor in scattered trees along hillsides and woodland fringes. Nests.
Tree SparrowPasser montanusVisitor. Used to breed at Monksilver until 1920s. Now rarely reported.
TreecreeperCerthia familiarisResident, woodland and parkland. Nests. Numbers may fluctuate in hard winters.
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaWinter visitor and scarce resident. Bred Wimbleball 1989.
TurnstoneArenaria interpresCommon passage and winter visitor, recorded most months.
Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturSummer visitor, recorded most years. Nests.
TwiteCarduelis flavirostrisWinter visitor. Just a few sightings of one or two birds in recent years but small flocks (10-20) recorded 1975 and 1986.
Two-Barred CrossbillLoxia leucopteraRare visitor.
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaVagrant. Male Dunster Beach Dec. 1985; 2 Minehead Nov. 1994.
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaVery rare passage and winter visitor. One Porlock Marsh Jan 1988.
Water RailRallus aquaticusRegular but scarce winter visitor to marshy habitats on coast and inland.
WaxwingBombycilla garrulusIrregular winter visitor.
WheatearOenanthe oenantheEarliest date 24 Feb. 1998, Porlock Marsh Average 10th March. (D. Ballance). Exmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 found 57 pairs. Summer visitor and passage migrant. Stony outcrops, walls, coast and moors. Nests.
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRegular spring and autumn visitor to coast and Wimbleball.
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 est 292 pairs; a decline of nearly a third of the previous RSPB survey in 1992/3. However, a personal survey by DKB located 363 pairs although some variation in areas. Summer visitor common in moorland combes but may have decreased (2003)
White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare. Accidental (2004).
A single record of one roosting on the church at Withiel Florey in June 1971 may refer to an escaped bird, and not to a genuine vagrant.
White WagtailMotacilla alba albaSpring and autumn passage visitor along the coast.
White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsIrregular winter visitor to Minehead and Porlock Marshes and Wimbleball. Greenland race not recently recorded; one Minehead 1952.
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare visitor, one Dunster Beach 1995.
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaThere have been no recent records, the only four are from the period between 1811 and 1912. The only certain one being shot in Badgworthy Deer Park "some years before 1874. It was mounted with a Black Grouse which it had killed, for the landowner Nicholas Snow, and was long preserved at Oare Village Hall (Malmsmead Field Centre) but has now disappeared.
White-winged Black TernChlidonias leucopterusVagrant. Only record to date Porlock Marsh 1986.
WhitethroatSylvia communisNests. Summer visitor.
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare winter visitor to the coast.
WigeonAnas penelopeWinter visitor. Common on the coastal marshes and at Wimbleball. As many as 1000 have been seen. The most common wintering duck along the coast.
Willow TitParus montanusResident and local, nests in damp woodlands.
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusSummer visitor. The commonest warbler. Nests.
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorVagrant. Female Porlock Marsh 1995.
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaScarce autumn passage visitor.
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixSummer visitor of mature deciduous (mainly oak) woodlands). Nests. ENHS survey in 2003.
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorOne record near Bossington May 1926. One Exford 1989.
WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRegular autumn/winter visitor. Nested 1981.
WoodlarkLullula arboreaIrregular visitor. Nested around Porlock to Dunster until 1946. Hard winters in 1946 and 1962 appeared to wipe out local population. Since then only scattered records mainly of winter birds.
WoodpigeonColumba palumbusResident. Also a passage and winter visitor. Large flocks often seen in winter.
WrenTroglodytes troglodytesResident. Nests.
WryneckJynx torquillaAutumn passage migrant. Three reports 1975 to 1994.
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaSpring/autumn passage visitor mainly on the coast.
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava flavissimaSpring/autumnh passage visitor mainly on the coast. (See under M. flava for records)
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusVagrant. 3 records; spring 1970 and 1990; autumn 1993.
Yellow-legged GullLaurus cachinnansWimbleball 1997. Vagrant.
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaExmoor Moorland Bird Survey 2002 est. 73 pairs. ENHS survey in yr 2000. Resident. Nests.
Updated to May, 2020.

Bugs. Updated to End 2018.

Introduction: Hemiptera covers: Bugs which include Shieldbugs, Water Boatmen, Leafhoppers, Plant Lice, Aphids and several other groups.. These have been arranged in one section, alphabetically by their Scientific Names. Common Names are also given where appropriate.
Scientific name A - ZCommon nameNotes.  
Acalypta brunneaa lacebugIn moss
Acanthosoma haemorrhoidaleHawthorn ShieldbugOn hawthorn
Acetropis gimmerthalia plantbug or grassbugOn grasses
Adarrus ocellarisa leafhopperGrasses
Adelges abietisAn aphidGalls on Spruce fir.
Adelphocoris lineolatusa plantbug or grassbugOn grassland herbs.
Aelia acuminataa shield bugOn grasses.
Agallia consobrinaa leafhopperGrasses
Aguriahana stellulataa leafhopperDeciduous trees
Alebra albostriellaa leafhopperOak
Alebra wahlbergia leafhopperOak & elm
Aleyrodes proletellaCabbage WhiteflyLocally common on Brassicas.
Allygus mixtusa leafhopperDeciduous trees
Allygus modestusa leafhopperDeciduous trees
Alnetoidea alnetia leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Alydus calcaratusan ant bugHeathland herbs.
Amblytylus nasutusa plantbug or grassbugOn grassland herbs
Anaptus majora damsel bugPredator in grasslands
Anthocoris confususa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on trees & shrubs
Anthocoris nemoralisa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on trees & shrubs
Anthocoris nemorumCommon Flower BugPredator
Anthocoris simulansa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on ash or elm
Aphis fabaean aphidHighly polyphagous
Aphrodes albifronsa leafhopperOn grasses
Aphrodes bicinctusa leafhopper
Aphrodes makarovia leafhopperGrasses
Aphrophora alnia froghopperDeciduous trees.
Aptus mirmicoidesa damsel bugPredator in grasslands
Aquarius najasa pondskaterPredator on water surface, mainly on river.
Arocephalus punctuma leafhopperGrasses
Arthaldeus pascuellusa leafhopperGrasses
Arthaldeus striifronsa leafhopperGrasses
Asciodema obsoletuma plantbug or grassbugOn gorse
Asiraca clavicornisa planthopperOn grasses
Atractotomus magnicornisa plantbug or grassbugOn spruce
Balclutha punctataa leafhopperGrasses, herbs & shrubs
Berytinus minora stiltbug
Berytinus montivagusa stiltbugOn legumes
Blepharidopterus angulatusBlack-kneed Apple CapsidOn deciduous trees.
Bryocoris pteridisa plantbug or grassbugOn ferns
Calocoris norvegicusa plantbug or grassbugOn grassland herbs.
Calocoris quadripunctatusa plantbug or grassbugOn oaks
Calocoris stysia plantbug or grassbugOn woodland herbs
Campyloneura virgulaa plantbug or grassbugPredator on deciduous trees.
Campylosteira vernaa lacebugIn moss
Capsus atera plantbug or grassbugOn grassland herbs.
Cardiastethus fasciiventrisa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on trees.
Centrotus cornutusTree HopperDeciduous trees.
Cercopis vulnerataa froghopperIn woodland
Chilacis typhaea ground bugOn reedmace.
Chloriona unicolora planthopperIn reeds
Cicadella viridisa leafhopperGrasses & rushes
Cicadula aurantipesa leafhopperGrasses & sedges
Cicadula persimilisa leafhopperGrasses & sedges
Cixius cuniculariusa lacehopperOn grasses & herbs
Cixius nervosusa lacehopperOn grasses and herbs.
Compsidolon salicellusa plantbug or grassbugOn hazel and sallow.
Conomelus ancepsa planthopperIn rushes
Conosanus obsoletusa leafhopperGrasses
Coranus subapterusan assassin bugPredator in heaths.
Coreus marginatusa squashbugOn docks (Rumex)
Coriomeris denticulatusa squashbugGrassland herbs.
Corixa punctataPunctate CorixaOmnivores in ponds, or slow moving water.
Corizus hyoscyamia bugOn restharrow
Criomorphus albomarginatusa planthopperGrasses
Cryptomyzus ribisan aphidGalls on Currants.
Cyllecoris histrionicusa plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Cymus claviculusa stiltbugOn grassland herbs
Cymus melanocephalusa stiltbugIn rushes
Deltocephalus pulicarisa leafhopperGrasses
Deraeocoris lutescensa plantbug or grassbugOn deciduous trees.
Deraeocoris rubera plantbug or grassbugOn grassland herbs.
Dicranotropis hamataa planthopperIn grasses
Dictyonota strichnoceraa lacebugOn gorse
Dicyphus constrictusa plantbug or grassbugPolyphagous on herbs
Dicyphus epilobiia plantbug or grassbugOn Epilobium hirsutum
Dicyphus erransa plantbug or grassbugPolyphagous on herbs.
Dicyphus globulifera plantbug or grassbugOn campions.
Dicyphus pallicornisa plantbug or grassbugOn foxgloves.
Dicyphus stachydisa plantbug or grassbugOn hedge woundwort.
Dikraneura variataa leafhopperGrasses & sedges
Diplocolenus abdominalisa leafhopperGrasses
Ditropis pteridisa planthopperIn ferns
Dolycoris baccaruma shield bugOn deciduous trees.
Drymus brunneusa ground bugGrasslands.
Drymus ryeia ground bugGrasslands
Drymus sylvaticusa ground bugGrasslands
Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatusa plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Dysaphis sorbian aphidGalls on Rowan.
Edwardsiana avellanaea leafhopperOn hazel
Edwardsiana bergmania leafhopperOn birch & alder
Edwardsiana crataegia leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Edwardsiana frustratora leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Edwardsiana geometricaa leafhopperOn alder
Edwardsiana hippocastania leafhopperOn deciduous trees.
Edwardsiana plebejaa leafhopperOn oak
Edwardsiana rosaea leafhopperOn roses
Elasmostethus interstinctusa shield bugOn birch.
Elasmostethus tristriatusJuniper ShieldbugNaturalised on garden cypress.
Elasmucha griseaParent BugOn birch
Elymana sulphurellaa leafhopperGrasses
Emelyanoviana molliculaa leafhopperGrasses & herbs
Empicoris vagabundusan assassin bugPredator on trees & shrubs.
Empoasca vitisa leafhopperHighly polyphagous
Enoplops scaphaa squashbugGrassland herbs.
Eriosoma lanigerumAn aphidGalls on Apple.
Euceraphis punctipennisAn aphidOn birch.
Eupelix cuspidataa leafhopperGrasses
Eupterycyba jucundaa leafhopperOn alder
Eupteryx atropunctataa leafhopperGrassland herbs
Eupteryx aurataa leafhopperGrassland herbs
Eupteryx cyclopsa leafhopperGrassland herbs
Eupteryx filicuma leafhopperOn ferns
Eupteryx floridaa leafhopperGrassland herbs
Eupteryx melissaea leafhopperOn labiates.
Eupteryx notataa leafhopperOn labiates
Eupteryx stachydearuma leafhopperOn labiates
Eupteryx thoulessia leafhopperOn labiates
Eupteryx urticaea leafhopperOn labiates
Eurhadina concinnaa leafhopper
Eurhadina pulchellaa leafhopperOak
Euscelis incisusa leafhopperGrasses
Euscelis lineolatusa leafhopperGrasses
Evacanthus interruptusa leafhopperGrasses
Eysarcoris fabriciia shield bug
Fagocyba carria leafhopperOn oak
Fagocyba cruentaa leafhopperOn oak
Forcipata forcipataa leafhopperGrasses & sedges
Gastrodes grossipesa ground bugOn pines.
Gerris lacustrisCommon PondskaterPredator on water surface.
Harpocera thoracicaa plantbug or grassbugOn oaks
Hauptidia maroccanaa leafhopperOn foxgloves
Hayhurstia atriplicisan aphidGalls on Chenopodiaceae
Heterogaster urticaeNettle GroundbugOn nettles.
Heterotoma meriopteruma plantbug or grassbugGrassland herbs.
Hydrometra stagnoruma water-measurerPredator on water surface
Hyledelphax elegantulusa planthopperIn grasses
Iassus lanioa leafhopperOaks
Idiocerus confususa leafhopperSallows
Idiocerus distinguendusa leafhopperOn white poplar
Idiocerus fulgidusa leafhopperOn black poplar
Idiocerus lituratusa leafhopperSallows
Idiocerus similisa leafhopperSallows
Idiocerus vitreusa leafhopperPoplars
Ilyocoris cimicoidesa saucer bugPredator in ponds, or slow moving water.
Ischnocoris angustulusa ground bugHeaths
Issus coleoptratusa beetle bugOn deciduous trees
Jassargus distinguendusa leafhopperGrasses
Jassargus floria leafhopperGrasses
Javesella discolora planthopperIn grasses
Javesella dubiaa planthopperIn grasses
Javesella forcipataa planthopperIn grasses
Javesella obscurellaa planthopperIn grasses
Javesella pellucidaa planthopperIn grasses
Kelisia ribautia planthopper
Kelisia sabulicolaa planthopperDune grasses
Kleidocerys resedaea ground bugOn birch.
Kleidocerys truncatulusa ground bugOn heaths.
Kybos betulicolaa leafhopperBirch
Kybos populia leafhopperPoplar
Kybos smaragdulusa leafhopperSallow
Lamprotettix nitidulusa leafhopperGrasses
Legnotus limbosusa shield bugOn various herbs.
Leptopterna dolabrataa plantbug or grassbugOn grasses
Leptopterna ferrugataa plantbug or grassbugOn grasses
Limnoporus rufoscutellatusa pondskaterPredator on water surface.
Lindbergina aurovittataa leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Linnavuoriana decempunctataa leafhopperOn birch
Linnavuoriana sexmaculataa leafhopperOn sallow
Liocoris tripustulatusa plantbug or grassbugOn nettles
Lopus decolora plantbug or grassbugOn grassland herbs
Loricula elegantulaa minute bugPredator on trees.
Loricula pselaphiformisa minute bugPredator on trees
Lygocoris contaminatusa plantbug or grassbugOn birch
Lygocoris lucoruma plantbug or grassbugPolyphagous on herbs.
Lygocoris pabulinusCommon Green CapsidDeciduous trees & herbs.
Lygocoris viridisa plantbug or grassbugOn lime trees.
Lygus rugulipennisEuropean Tarnished Plant BugPolyphagous on herbs.
Macrodema micropteruma ground bugOn heaths.
Macropsis scutellataa leafhopperOn nettles
Macrosteles laevisa leafhopperGrasses & herbs
Macrosteles sexnotatusa leafhopperGrasses & herbs
Macrosteles viridigriseusa leafhopperGrasses
Macrotylus paykullia plantbug or grassbugOn restharrow
Malacocoris chlorizansDelicate Apple CapsidOn hazel or apple.
Mecomma ambulansa plantbug or grassbugOn woodland herbs.
Megacoelum infusuma plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Megalocoleus molliculusa plantbug or grassbugOn yarrow
Megalonotus dilatatusa ground bugOn heaths
Megophthalmus scabripennisa leafhopperGrasses
Megophthalmus scanicusa leafhopperGrasses
Metatropis rufescensa stiltbugOn circaea
Micronecta poweriWater Singer
Mocydia croceaa leafhopperGrasses
Mocydiopsis attenuataa leafhopperGrasses
Mocydiopsis parvicaudaa leafhopperGrasses
Monalocoris filicisBracken BugOn ferns
Muellerianella fairmaireia planthopperIn grasses
Myrmus miriformisa bugOn grasses
Myzocallis castanicolaAn aphidOn sweet chestnut
Myzocallis coryliAn aphidOn hazel.
Myzus persicaean aphidHighly polyphagous
Nabicula flavomarginataBroad DamselbugPredator in grasslands
Nabicula limbataMarsh DamselbugPredator in grasslands.
Nabis ericetorumHeath DamselbugPredator in grasslands
Nabis ferusField Damsel BugPredator in grasslands.
Nabis rugosusCommon DamselbugPredator in grasslands
Neodicyphus rhododendria plantbug or grassbugOn rhododendron.
Neophilaenus campestrisa froghopper
Neophilaenus exclamationisa froghopperOn grasses and herbs.
Neophilaenus lineatusa froghopperOn grasses & herbs
Neotrama caudateAn aphidIn gardens. Lettuce roots.
Nepa cinereaWater ScorpionPredator in ponds or slow moving water.
Notonecta glaucaCommon Water-boatmanPredator in ponds, or slow moving water.
Notostira elongataa plantbug or grassbugOn grasses
Notus flavipennisa leafhopperGrasses
Nysius ericaea ground bugGrassland herbs.
Oliarus leporinusa lacehopperOn grasses & herbs
Oncopsis alnia leafhopperAlder
Oncopsis avellanaea leafhopperHazel
Oncopsis flavicollisa leafhopperOn birch
Oncopsis subangulataa leafhopperOn birch
Oncopsis tristisa leafhopperOn birch
Orius majusculusa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on trees, shrubs & herbs.
Orius nigera flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on trees, shrubs and herbs.
Orthocephalus saltatora plantbug or grassbugOn composites.
Orthops campestrisa plantbug or grassbugOn umbellifers.
Orthops cervinusa plantbug or grassbugOn lime trees.
Orthops kalmia plantbug or grassbugOn umbellifers.
Orthotylus ericetoruma plantbug or grassbugOn heaths.
Orthotylus marginalisDark Green Apple CapsidOn deciduous trees.
Orthotylus ochrotrichusa plantbug or grassbugOn deciduous trees and herbs.
Orthotylus prasinusa plantbug or grassbugOn deciduous trees.
Orthotylus tenellusa plantbug or grassbugOn deciduous trees.
Orthotylus virescensa plantbug or grassbugOn broom
Palomena prasinaa shield bugOn trees & shrubs.
Pantilius tunicatusa plantbug or grassbugOn alder
Pemphigus bursariusan aphidGalls on poplar
Pemphigus filaginisAn aphidGalls on Black poplar.
Pemphigus lysimachiaeAn aphidGalls on Poplar
Pemphigus spirothecaean aphidGalls on Poplar
Pentatoma rufipesForest BugOn deciduous trees.
Philaenus spumariusCuckoo-spit InsectHighly polyphagous
Phyllaphis fagiAn aphidOn beech.
Phylus corylia plantbug or grassbugOn hazel
Phylus melanocephalusa plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Phylus pallicepsa plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Physatocheila dumetoruma lacebugOn ivy
Phytocoris dimidiatusa plantbug or grassbugOn oak and plum
Phytocoris longipennisa plantbug or grassbugOn deciduous trees.
Phytocoris tiliaea plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Phytocoris varipesa plantbug or grassbugGrassland and dune herbs.
Picromerus bidensa shield bugPredatory in grasslands.
Piezodorus lituratusGorse ShieldbugOn gorse.
Pilophorus perplexusa plantbug or grassbugPredator on deciduous trees.
Pithanus maerkelia plantbug or grassbugPredator in grasslands.
Plagiognathus arbustoruma plantbug or grassbugHighly polyphagous in grasslands.
Plagiognathus chrysanthemia plantbug or grassbugHighly polyphagous in grasslands.
Planococcus citriCitrus Scale insect
Podops inunctaa shield bugOn grasses.
Prociphilus fraxiniAn aphidGalls on ash.
Psallus ambiguusa plantbug or grassbugOn deciduous trees.
Psallus confususa plantbug or grassbugOn oak and poplar.
Psallus fallenia plantbug or grassbugOn birch
Psallus flavellusa plantbug or grassbugOn ash
Psallus haematodesa plantbug or grassbugOn willow
Psallus lepidusa plantbug or grassbugOn ash
Psallus perrisia plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Psallus salicisa plantbug or grassbugOn alder
Psallus variansa plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Psallus wagneria plantbug or grassbugOn oak
Psammotettix confinisa leafhopperGrasses
Psammotettix nodosusa leafhopperGrasses
Psammotettix putonia leafhopperGrasses
Pseudotettix subfusculusa leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Psylla alnia jumping plantlouseOn alder
Psylla brunneipennisa jumping plantlouseOn willow
Psylla buxia jumping plantlouseGalls on box
Psylla malia jumping plantlouseOn apple
Psylla melanoneuraa jumping plantlouseOn hawthorn
Psylla peregrinaa jumping plantlouseOn hawthorn
Psyllopsis fraxinia jumping plantlouseGalls on ash
Rantra linearisWater Stick-insectLocal in still water.
Rhopalus subrufusa bugGrassland herbs.
Rhyparochromus pinia ground bugOn heaths.
Ribautiana cruciataa leafhopperOn deciduous trees.
Ribautiana debilisa leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Ribautiana scalarisa leafhopperOn oak
Ribautiana tenerrimaa leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Ribautiana ulmia leafhopperOn elm
Saldula c-albuma shorebugPredators near water
Saldula saltatoriaCommon ShorebugPredator near water
Saldula scoticaa shorebug
Sardius argusa leafhopperGrasses
Schizoneura ulmian aphidGalls on elm
Scolopostethus affinisa ground bugOn nettles
Scolopostethus decoratusa ground bugOn calluna
Scolopostethus thomsonia ground bugOn nettles
Sehirus bicolorPied ShieldbugOn labiates
Sehirus biguttatusa shield bugOn Cow-wheat.
Stenocranus majora planthopper
Stenocranus minutusa planthopperOn grasses
Stenodema calcaratuma plantbug or grassbugOn grasses
Stenodema holsatuma plantbug or grassbugOn grasses
Stenodema laevigatuma plantbug or grassbugOn grasses
Stenotus binotatusTimothy GrassbugOn grasses.
Sthenarus rotermundia plantbug or grassbugOn white poplar.
Stiroma affinisa planthopperIn grasses
Streptanus aemulansa leafhopperGrasses
Streptanus marginatusa leafhopperGrasses
Stygnocoris fuligineusa ground bugGrasslands
Stygnocoris rusticusa ground bugGrasslands
Stygnocoris sabulosusa ground bugGrasslands
Syromastus rhombeusa squashbugSandy places.
Systellonotus triguttatusan ant mimicking bugRare.
Tachycixius pilosusa lacehopperOn grasses & herbs
Temnostethus gracilisa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on trees
Temnostethus pusillusa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on trees
Tetraneura ulmiFig GallGalls on elm
Tetraphleps bicuspisa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on conifers
Thamnotettix confinisa leafhopperGrasses
Thecabius affinisAn aphidGalls on poplar.
Tingis ampliataCreeping Thistle LacebugOn thistles
Tingis carduiSpear Thistle LacebugOn thistles
Trapezonotus dispara ground bugHeaths and grasslands.
Trialeurodes vaporariorumGreenhouse WhiteflyIn greenhouses.
Trigonotylus ruficornisa plantbug or grassbugOn grasses
Trioza alacrisa jumping plantlouseGall on bay
Trioza centranthia jumping plantlouseGalls on red valerian (centranthus)
Trioza remotaa jumping plantlouseGalls on oak
Trioza urticaea jumping plantlouseOn nettles
Troilus luridusa shield bugPredatory in trees.
Tuberculoides annulatusAn aphid
Typhlocyba quercusa leafhopperOn oak & beech
Ulopa reticulataa leafhopperOn heathers
Velia capraiWater CricketPredator on water surface
Velia sauliia water-cricketPredator on water surface
Xanthodelphax stramineusa planthopperIn grasses
Xylocoridea brevipennisa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on apple and thorn.
Xylocoris cursitansa flower bug or bloodsucking bugPredator on logs & stumps
Zicrona caeruleaa shield bugPredatory in grassland.
Zygina angustaa leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Zygina flammigeraa leafhopperOn deciduous trees
Zyginidia scutellarisa leafhopperOn grasses

Bush-Crickets,Grasshoppers and Allies. Updated to end 2018.

Orthoptera: Bush-Crickets, Grasshoppers and allies.
Common nameScientific nameNotes
Bush Cricket, DarkPholidoptera griseoapteraOccasional. Local.
Bush Cricket, Great GreenTettigonia viridissimaLocally common.
Bush Cricket, OakMeconema thalassinumCommon on deceiduous trees and shrubs.
Bush Cricket, SpeckledLeptophyes punctatissimaOccasional. Local.
Camel-Cricket, GreenhouseTachycines asynamorusMay be imported with plants. One, 1985 in a greenhouse.
Conehead, Short-wingedConocephalus dorsalisRare.
Grasshopper, Common FieldChorthippus brunneusCommon of coast and some inland sites, scarce on high ground.
Grasshopper, Common GreenOmocestus viridulusCommon.
Grasshopper, Large MarshStethophyma grossumUnconfirmed record. Rare.
Grasshopper, Lesser MarshChorthippus albomarginatusProbably occurred in reed bed, Porlock Marsh, but reeds no longer there.
Grasshopper, MeadowChorthippus parallelusVery Common in grassland.
Grasshopper, MottledMyrmeleotettix maculatusAbundant In heathland
Grasshopper, WoodlandOmocestus rufipesRare.
Ground Hopper, CommonTetrix undulataLocally abundant.
Ground Hopper, SlenderTetrix subulataUncommon.

Butterflies and Moths. Updated to End 2018.

Introduction to Lepidoptera.
The Lepidoptera falls into three sections: Section One – Butterflies; Section Two – Macro Moths and Section Three – Micro Moths. The first two sections in the following list are arranged alphabetically by Common Names but the Micro Moth Section is arranged alphabetically by Scientific Names as there are very few Common Names for Micros. The food-plants for Micros are included where known.

SECTION ONE: BUTTERFLIES  
Common NameScientific nameNotes
BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamniUsually Present In Early and Late Summer but These Are Generaly Wandering Males. The Foodplant (Buckthorn) Is Virtually Absent From Exmoor.
Brown ArgusAricia agestisRare. Only Recent Records From Minehead Golf Course.
Brown HairstreakThecla betulaeAn Easily Overlooked Species Best Located By Searching For The Eggs On Old Blackthorn In Winter.
Camberwell BeautyNymphalis antiopaOne Unconfirmed Record.
Clouded YellowColias croceusThis Well-Known Migrant Appears In Most Years Usually In Moderate Numbers But Occasionally Abundant.
CommaPolygonia C-AlbumFrequent.
Common BluePolyommatus icarusLocally Common
Dark Green FritillaryArgynnis aglajaFormerly Common But Declined In Recent Years
Dingy SkipperErynnis tagesDeclined.
Duke Of Burgundy FritillaryHamearis lucinaAn Early Record From Timberscombe 1900, Presumably On Primrose Which Is Sometimes Used As A Food Plant. Probably No Longer Occurs.
Essex SkipperThymelicus lineolaRecorded From A Single Site In Vc5, 1992
GatekeeperPyronia tithonus BritanniaeAbundant. Hedgerows Etc.
GraylingHipparchia semeleMoorland Tracks/Quarries, Etc.
Green HairstreakCallophrys rubiIn Areas Of Gorse.
Green-Veined WhitePieris napiCommon
Grizzled SkipperPyrgus malvaeDecreased
Heath FritillaryMellicta athaliaThe Large Number Of Records Reflects The Annual Monitoring Of This Butterfly By Enhs Members Who Have Monitored The 20 Or So Sites Since They Were Discovered In Bin Combe By Roger Butcher/Enhs In 1982 When There Were Tens Of Thousands. There have been some introductions (2010s)
High Brown FritillaryArgynnis adippeRare and local.
Holly BlueCelastrina argiolus BritannaLocally common.
Large SkipperOchlodes venata FaunusLocal
Large TortoiseshellNymphalis polychlorosEarly Records Could Refer To Immigrants. Now Unlikely To Occur.
Large WhitePieris brassicaeLocal Populations Are Reinforced By Immigrants.
Marbled WhiteMelanargia galathea SerenaVery Local.
Marsh FritillaryEurodryas auriniaFormerly Present In Small Numbers At Several Sites But Has Declined.
Meadow BrownManiola jurtinaAbundant In Grassy Areas.
Orange TipAnthocharis cardaminesCommon By Hedgerows.
Painted LadyCynthia carduiNumbers Vary Greatly From Year To Year But Occasionally Can Be Abundant.Migrant.
Pale Clouded YellowColias hyaleSingle Record Only
PeacockInachis IoNumbers Fairly Good.
Pearl Bordered FritillaryBoloria euphrosyneSeriously Declined.
Purple HairstreakQuercusia quercusIn Old Oak Woods But Often Unnoticed As They Tend To Remain High Up On The Trees.
Red AdmiralVanessa atalantaThis Species Appears To Have Overwintered In Recent Years. Common
RingletAphantopus hyperantusLocal
Silver-Studded BluePlebejus argusRecorded From Martinhoe Area 1968. An Unconfirmed Record Of Larvae In 1978.
Silver-Washed FritillaryArgynnis paphiaWoodland Rides Where It May Be Seen On Bramble Flowers.
Small CopperLycaena phlaeasRegular In Some Heathland Areas.
Small HeathCoenonympha pamphilusOn Areas Of High Moorland. Frequent
Small Pearl-Bordered FritillaryBoloria seleneLocally Common In Lyn And Barle Valleys. Has declined.
Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestrisLocal.
Small TortoiseshellAglais urticaeOccasionally Abundant But has seriously decreased.
Small WhitePieris rapaeLocal Populations Are Reinforced By Immigrants. Common
Speckled WoodPararge aegeriaGood Numbers. Woodland Borders.
The MilkweedDanaus plexippusA North American Species Which Very Rarely Wanders To Exmoor.
WallLasiommata megeraPossibly Decreasing
White AdmiralLadoga camillaIts Continued Presence Is Very Doubtful on Exmoor
White Letter HairstreakSatyrium W-AlbumVery Rare.
Wood WhiteLeptidea sinapisThere Are A Number Of Records Up To 1982 But None Since.
SECTION TWO: MACRO MOTHS
Alder KittenFurcula BicuspisVery Rare.
Alder MothAcronicta AlniFairly Common.
Angle ShadesPhlogophora MeticulosaVery Common.
Angle-Striped SallowEnargia PaleaceaPorlock Weir 1980very Rare Immigrant.
AnnuletGnophos ObscurataOccasional.
AnomalousStilbia AnomalaFairly Common.
AntlerCerapteryx GraminisNumbers Vary Considerably From Year To Year. Can Be A Pest Of Upland Pasture.
Archer's DartAgrotis VestigialisVery Rare.
Argent And SableRheumaptera HastataSingle Record, Barle Valley, 1985.
August ThornEnnomos QuercinariaFairly Common.
Autumn Green CarpetChloroclysta MiataRare.
Autumnal MothEpirrita AutumnataVery Common.
Autumnal RusticParadiarsia Glareosa GlareosaFairly Common.
Barred CarpetPerizoma TaeniataRare. Probably On Mosses.
Barred ChestnutDiarsia DahliiRare.
Barred Hook-TipDrepana CultrariaUncommon
Barred RedHylaea FasciariaCommon.
Barred RivuletPerizoma BifaciataVery Local.
Barred SallowXanthia AuragoUncommon.
Barred StrawEulithis PyraliataCommon.
Barred UmberPlagodis PulverariaCommon.
Barred YellowCidaria FulvataCommon.
Barrett's Marbled CoronetHadena Luteago BarrettiiSelworthy 1964
Beaded ChestnutAgrochola LychnidisVery Common.
Beautiful BrocadeLacanobia ContiguaUncommon.
Beautiful CarpetMesoleuca AlbicillataUncommon.
Beautiful Golden YAutographa PulchrinaCommon.
Beautiful Hook-TipLaspeyria FlexulaVery Local.
Beautiful SnoutHypena CrassalisAlthough Rather Local In Britain As A Whole, It Is Fairly Common On Exmoor Moorland Since The Larvae Feed On Whortleberry.
Beautiful Yellow UnderwingAnarta MyrtilliFrequently Encountered Flying Rapidly Over Heather Moorland. Common.
Beech-Green CarpetColostygia OlivataRare
Bilberry PugChloroclystis DebiliataScarce.
Black ArchesLymantria MonachaCommon.
Black BandedPolymixis xanthomistaRare
Black RusticAporophyla NigraCommon.
BlackneckLygephila PastinumPorlock Weir 1976.
Blair's Shoulder-KnotLithophane Leautieri HespericaFirst Recorded 1951 On The Isle Of Wight, This Moth Has Gradually Increased Its Range. Fairly Common.
Bleached PugEupithecia ExpallidataRare.
Blomer's RivuletDiscoloxia BlomeriVery Rare
Blood-VeinTimandra GriseataCommon.
Blossom UnderwingOrthosia MiniosaVery Rare.
Blotched EmeraldComibaena BajulariaFairly Common.
Blue-Bordered CarpetPlemyria RubiginataMinehead 1958 & Luckbarrow 1996.
Bordered BeautyEpione RepandariaRare.
Bordered PugEupithecia SuccenturiataUncommon.
Bordered SallowPyrrhia UmbraRare.
Bordered StrawHeliothis PeltigeraUncommon Immigrant
Bordered WhiteBupalus PiniariaFairly Common.
BrickAgrochola CircellarisFairly Common.
Bright-Line Brown-EyeLacanobia OleraceaCommon.
Brimstone MothOpisthograptis LuteolataAbundant.
Brindled BeautyLycia HirtariaUncommon.
Brindled GreenDryobotodes EremitaFairly Common.
Brindled OchreDasypolia TempliBossington Hill 1947; Porlock Weir 1973. Very Rare.
Brindled PugEupithecia AbbreviataCommon.
Brindled White-SpotParadarisa ExtersariaRare.
Broad-Barred WhiteHecatera BicolorataUncommon.
Broad-Bordered Yellow UnderwingNoctua FimbriataCommon.
Broken-Barred CarpetElectrophaes CorylataFairly Common.
Broom MothCeramica PisiVery Common.
Broom-TipChesias RufataRecorded From Minehead, 1963.
Brown RusticRusina FerrugineaCommon.
Brown ScallopPhilereme VetulataRare.
Brown Silver-LinePetrophora ChlorosataAbundant In Areas Of Dense Bracken.
Brown-Line Bright EyeMythimna ConigeraRare.
Brown-Spot PinionAgrochola LituraOccasional.
Brown-TailEuproctis ChrysorrhoeaLocally Common.
Brussels LaceCleorodes LichenariaLocal.
Buff ArchesHabrosyne PyritoidesVery Common
Buff ErmineSpilosoma LuteumVery Common.
Buff FootmanEilema DeplanaFairly Common.
Buff-TipPhalera BucephalaVery Common.
Bulrush WainscotNonagria TyphaeRare.
Burnished BrassDiachrysia ChrysitisCommon.
Buttoned SnoutHypena RostralisRare.
Cabbage MothMamestra BrassicaeCommon.
CampionHadena RivularisFairly Common.
Canary-Shouldered ThornEnnomos AlniariaVery Common.
Centre-Barred SallowAtethmia CentragoFairly Common.
Chalk CarpetScotopteryx bipunctariaRare
Chamomile SharkCucullia ChamomillaeRare.
ChestnutConistra VacciniiVery Common.
ChevronEulithis TestataFairly Common.
Chimney SweeperOdezia AtrataLocal.
Chinese CharacterCilix Glaucata
Chocolate-TipClostera CurtulaRare.
CinnabarTyria JacobaeaeCommon.
ClayMythimna FerragoCommon.
Clay Triple-LinesCyclophora LineariaUncommon.
Clifden nonparielCatocala fraxiniRare migrant.
Cloaked CarpetEuphyia BiangulataCommon In The Porlock Area.
Cloaked MinorMesoligia FurunculaCommon.
Clouded BorderLomaspilis MarginataVery Common.
Clouded BrindleApamea EpomidionFairly Common.
Clouded BuffDiacrisia SannioMales May Be Disturbed During The Day From Heather Moorland, Females Are Less Often Seen. Fairly Common.
Clouded DrabOrthosia IncertaCommon.
Clouded MagpieAbraxas SylvataRare.
Clouded SilverLomographa TemerataFairly Common.
Clouded-Bordered BrindleApamea CrenataCommon.
Common CarpetEpirrhoe AlternataVery Common.
Common EmeraldHemithea AestivariaVery Common.
Common FootmanEilema LurideolaAundant.
Common HeathEmaturga AtomariaCommon.
Common LutestringOchropacha DuplarisCommon.
Common Marbled CarpetChloroclysta TruncataAbundant.
Common PugEupithecia VulgataVery Common.
Common QuakerOrthosia CerasiVery Common.
Common RusticMesapamea SecalisVery Common.
Common WainscotMythimna PallensVery Common.
Common WaveCabera ExanthemataVery Common.
Common White WaveCabera PusariaVery Common.
ConfusedApamea Furva BritannicaUncommon.
Convolvulus Hawk-MothAgrius ConvolvuliA Rare Immigrant. Several Reported In 2003.
Copper UnderwingAmphipyra PyramideaFairly Common.
CoronetCraniophora LigustriFairly Common.
Coxcomb ProminentPtilodon CapucinaFairly Common
Cream WaveScopula FloslactataVery Common.
Cream-Spot TigerArctia Villica BritannicaFairly Common.
CrescentCelaena LeucostigmaRare.
Crescent DartAgrotis Trux LunigeraFairly Common.
Crescent StripedApamea OblongaPorlock 1949
Crimson SpeckledUtetheisa PulchellaMinehead 1961. Very Rare Immigrant.
Currant PugEupithecia AssimilataLuckbarrow 1990
Cypress CarpetThera cupressataRare
Cypress PugEupithecia PhoeniceataThe First British Specimen Was Recorded In Cornwall In 1959. Has Since Spread Along The Coast And To Some Inland Areas. Now Fairly Common.
Dark ArchesApamea MonoglyphaAbundant.
Dark BrocadeMniotype AdustaPorlock Weir 1973.
Dark ChestnutConistra LigulaUncommon.
Dark DaggerAcronicta TridensRare.
Dark Marbled CarpetChloroclysta CitrataFairly Common.
Dark SpectacleAbrostola TrigeminaRare.
Dark Sword-GrassAgrotis IpsilonCommon Immigrant.
Dark-Barred Twin-Spot CarpetXanthorhoe FerrugataCommon.
Death's Head Hawk-MothAcherontia AtroposRare Immigrant.
December MothPoecilocampa PopuliCommon
Deep Brown DartAporophyla lutulentaRare
DelicateMythimna VitellinaUncommon Immigrant.
Devon CarpetLampropteryx OtregiataVery Local.
Devonshire WainscotMythimna PutrescensRare.
Dingy FootmanEilema GriseolaFairly Common.
Dingy ShearsParastichtis YpsillonVery Rare.
Dingy ShellEuchoeca NebulataUncommon.
Dog's ToothLacanobia SuasaFairly Common.
Dot MothMelanchra PersicariaeVery Common.
Dotted BorderAgriopis MarginariaCommon.
Dotted CarpetAlcis JubataVery Local
Dotted ChestnutConistra RubigineaNot Recorded In Somerset Until Recent Years. The First Exmoor Records Were Of Two Post-Hibernation Examples At Porlock In 1993.
Dotted ClayXestia BajaCommon.
Dotted-Border WaveIdaea SylvestrariaRare.
Double DartGraphiphora AugurVery Rare.
Double KidneyIpimorpha RetusaRare.
Double LineMythimna TurcaRare.
Double LobedApamea OphiogrammaRare.
Double Square-SpotXestia TriangulumVery Common.
Double-Striped PugGymnoscelis RufifasciataAbundant.
DrinkerEuthrix PotatoriaLarvae Can Be Very Common In Damp, Low-Lying Areas Of The Moor.
Dun-BarCosmia TrapezinaVery Common.
Dusky BrocadeApamea RemissaOccasional.
Dusky SallowEremobia OchroleucaRare.
Dusky ThornEnnomos FuscantariaFairly Common.
Dusky-Lemon SallowXanthia GilvagoVery Rare.
Dwarf Cream WaveIdaea FuscovenosaCommon.
Dwarf PugEupithecia TantillariaOccasional.
Ear MothAmphipoea OculeaFairly Common.
Early GreyXylocampa AreolaCommon.
Early MothTheria PrimariaOccasional.
Early ThornSelenia DentariaVery Common.
Early Tooth-StripedTrichopteryx CarpinataCommon.
Eastern Bordered StrawHeliothis Nubigera
Elephant Hawk-MothDeilephila ElpenorVery Common.
EmperorPavonia PavoniaMales May Be Seen Dashing Over The Heather Moors In Sunshine. The Females Fly At Night, Sometimes Coming To Light. Fairly Common.
EngrailedEctropis BistortataUncommon.
Eyed Hawk-MothSmerinthus OcellataFairly Common.
False MochaCyclophora PorataLast Recorded 1971
Fan-FootHerminea TarsipennalisCommon.
Feathered GothicTholera DecimalisOccasional.
Feathered RanunculusEumichtis Lichenea LicheneaFairly Common.
Feathered RanunculusEumichtis Lichenea Scillonea
Feathered ThornColotois PennariaVery Common.
Fen WainscotArenostola PhragmitidisVery Rare.
Figure Of EightDiloba CaeruleocephalaVery Local.
Figure Of EightyTethea Ocularis OctogesimeaUncommon.
FlameAxylia PutrisCommon.
Flame CarpetXanthorhoe DesignataCommon.
Flame ShoulderOchropleura PlectaVery Common.
Flounced ChestnutAgrochola HelvolaFairly Common.
Flounced RusticLuperina TestaceaVery Common.
Four-Dotted FootmanCybosia MesomellaFairly Common.
Four-Spotted FootmanLithosia QuadraOccasional.
Fox MothMacrothylacia RubiLarvae Are Often Encountered On Exmoor Tracks In Spring, En Route To A Suitable Pupation Site.
Foxglove PugEupithecia PulchellataCommon.
Freyer's PugEupithecia IntricataSingle Record, Luckbarrow, 1998.
Frosted GreenPolyploca RidensFairly Common.
Frosted OrangeGortyna FlavagoCommon.
Galium CarpetEpirrhoe GaliataUncommon.
Garden CarpetXanthorhoe FluctuataVery Common.
Garden DartEuxoa NigricansUncommon.
Garden TigerArctia CajaCommon.
GemOrthonama ObstipataRare Immigrant.
Glaucous ShearsPapestra BirenVery Rare.
Gold SpangleAutographa BracteaOnly Record Traced Was From Mortehoe (Not Exmoor).
Gold SpotPlusia FestucaeUncommon.
Golden PlusiaPolychrysia MonetaMinehead 1965
Golden Twin-SpotChrysodeixis ChalcitesSelworthy, 1967. Very Rare Immigrant.
Golden-Rod PugEupithecia VirgaureataRare.
GothicNaenia TypicaRare.
Grass EggarLasiocampa TrifoliiA Single (Unconfirmed) Record From N. Devon, 1984.
Grass EmeraldPseudoterpna Pruinata AtropunctariaCommon.
Grass RivuletPerizoma AlbulataRare.
Grass WavePerconia StrigillariaUncommon.
Great ProminentPeridea AncepsCommon.
Green ArchesAnaplectoides PrasinaCommon.
Green CarpetColostygia PectinatariaVery Common
Green PugChloroclystis RectangulataFairly Common.
Green Silver-LinesPseudoips Fagana BritannicaFairly Common.
Green-Brindled CrescentAllophyes OxyacanthaeCommon.
Grey ArchesPolia NebulosaCommon.
Grey BirchAethalura PunctulataMinehead, 1959.
Grey DaggerAcronicta PsiCommon.
Grey Mountain MothEntephria CaesiataA North Western Species In Britain, Occurring As Far South As S. Wales, With Occasional Stragglers Found On The Coastal Regions Of Exmoor.
Grey Pine CarpetThera ObeliscataCommon.
Grey PugEupithecia SubfuscataCommon.
Grey Scalloped BarDyscia FagariaSingle Record Selworthy Beacon, 1972
Grey Shoulder-KnotLithophane Ornitopus LactipennisOccasional.
Haworth's MinorCelaena HaworthiiSingle Record. Not Recent.
Haworth's PugEupithecia HaworthiataUncommon.
Heart And ClubAgrotis ClavisUncommon.
Heart And DartAgrotis ExclamationisAbundant.
Heath RusticXestia AgathinaUncommon.
Hebrew CharacterOrthosia GothicaVery Common.
Hedge RusticTholera CespitisUncommon.
HeraldScoliopteryx LibatrixAdults May Be Found Hibernating, Sometimes In Numbers, In Old Sheds, Barns & Outhouses. Fairly Common.
Hoary FootmanEilema CaniolaFairly Common.
Horse ChestnutPachycnemia HippocastanariaCommon.
Humming-Bird Hawk-MothMacroglossum StellatarumOccurs In Most Years And Is Sometimes Fairly Common. It Is Fond Of Feeding On The Flowers Of Red Valerian.
Ingrailed ClayDiarsia Mendica MendicaVery Common.
Iron ProminentNotodonta DromedariusCommon.
Jasione PugEupithecia Denotata JasioneataLynmouth 1924.
Jersey TigerEuplagia QuadripunctariaIncreasing Visitor.
July BelleScotopteryx Luridata PlumbariaVery Common.
July HighflyerHydriomena FurcataA Very Variable Species. Common.
Juniper PugEupithecia pusillata
KnotgrassAcronicta RumicisVery Common.
L-Album WainscotMythimna l-albumRare
LackeyMalacosoma NeustriaRare
LappetGastropacha QuercifoliaRare
Larch PugEupithecia LariciataLocal.
Large EarAmphipoea LucensA Moorland Species Of Western & Northern Britain. Uncommon.
Large EmeraldGeometra PapilionariaCommon.
Large NutmegApamea AncepsVery Local.
Large RanunculusPolymixis FlavicinctaUncommon.
Large WainscotRhizedra LutosaRare.
Large Yellow UnderwingNoctua PronubaAbundant.
Latticed HeathSemiothisa ClathrataVery Rare
Lead BelleScotopteryx MucronataCommon.
Lead-Coloured PugEupithecia PlumbeolataUncommon.
Least Black ArchesNola ConfusalisCommon.
Least Yellow UnderwingNoctua Interjecta CaliginosaFairly Common.
Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow UnderwingNoctua JantheVery Common.
Lesser Common RusticMesapamea DidymaCommon. (?)
Lesser Cream WaveScopula ImmutataSingle Record 1983, Treborough Wood Only.
Lesser Swallow ProminentPheosia GnomaVery Common.
Lesser Yellow UnderwingNoctua ComesVery Common.
Lesser-Spotted PinionCosmia AffinisOccasional
Light ArchesApamea LithoxyleaFairly Common.
Light BrocadeLacanobia W-LatinumFairly Common.
Light EmeraldCampaea MargaritataVery Common.
Light Feathered RusticAgrotis CinereaRare.
Lilac BeautyApeira SyringariaUncommon.
Lime Hawk-MothMimas TiliaeUncommon.
Lime-Speck PugEupithecia CentaureataOccasional.
Ling PugEupithecia GoossensiataWithycombe 1912 Only.
Little EmeraldJodis LacteariaUncommon.
Little ThornCepphis AdvenariaNettlecombe, 1973.
Lobster MothStauropus FagiFairly Common.
Lunar Marbled BrownDrymonia RuficornisCommon.
Lunar ThornSelenia LunulariaFairly Common.
Lunar UnderwingOmphaloscelis LunosaVery Common.
Lunar-Spotted PinionCosmia PyralinaRare.
LychnisHadena BicrurisCommon.
Magpie MothAbraxas GrossulariataCommon.
Maiden's BlushCyclophora PunctariaFairly Common.
MallowLarentia ClavariaRare.
Maple ProminentPtilodontella CucullinaRare.
Maple PugEupithecia InturbataVery Rare.
Marbled BeautyCryphia DomesticaCommon.
Marbled BrownDrymonia DodonaeaCommon.
Marbled CloverHeliothis ViriplacaWithycombe 1912
Marbled CoronetHadena ConfusaRare.
Marbled GreenCryphia MuralisRare.
Marbled MinorOligia StrigilisFairly Common.
Marbled White SpotLithacodia PygargaVery Local. (Syn. Protodeltote Pygarga)
March MothAlsophila AesculariaVery Common.
Marsh PugEupithecia PygmaeataWithycombe, 1912.
May HighflyerHydriomena ImpluviataRare.
Merveille Du JourDichonia AprilinaUncommon.
Middle-Barred MinorOligia FasciunculaCommon.
MillerAcronicta LeporinaUncommon.
Minor Shoulder-KnotBrachylomia ViminalisUncommon.
MochaCyclophora AnnulataA Beautiful Moth, Recorded On Only Two Occasions In 1963 And 1994. Very Rare.
Mother ShiptonCallistege MiRare.
Mottled BeautyAlcis RepandataAbundant.
Mottled BeautyAlcis Repandata Repandata
Mottled GreyColostigia MultistrigariaFairly Common.
Mottled PugEupithecia ExiguataUncommon.
Mottled RusticCaradrina MorpheusCommon.
Mottled UmberErannis DefoliariaVery Common.
Mouse MothAmphipyra TragopoginisOccasional.
MulleinCucullia VerbasciUncommon.
Mullein WaveScopula MarginepunctataLocal
Muslin FootmanNudaria MundanaFairly Common.
Muslin MothDiaphora MendicaThe White Females Fly By Day And Look Very Different From The Brown Males. Common.
Narrow-Bordered Bee HawkHemaris TityusVery Rare.
Narrow-Winged PugEupithecia Nanata AngustaCommon.
Neglected RusticXestia CastaneaUncommon.
Netted PugEupithecia VenosataRare.
Northern DrabOrthosia OpimaMinehead 1958
Northern EggarLasiocampa Quercus CallunaeCommon.
Northern RusticStandfussiana LucerneaA Northern Species Which Just Reached The Exmoor Coast At Countisbury In 1971.
Northern SpinachEulithis PopulataVery Common.
Northern Winter MothOperophtera FagataRare.
November MothEpirrita DilutataVery Common.
NutmegDiscestra TrifoliiUncommon.
Nut-Tree TussockColocasia CoryliFairly Common.
Oak BeautyBiston StratariaCommon.
Oak EggarLasiocampa QuercusFairly Common
Oak Hook-TipDrepana BinariaCommon
Oak LutestringCymatophorima Diluta HartwiegiCommon
Oak NycteolineNycteola RevayanaRare.
Oak-Tree PugEupithecia DodoneataFairly Common.
Oblique CarpetOrthonama VittataVery Rare.
Ochreous PugEupithecia IndigataUncommon.
Old LadyMormo MauraSince This Striking Moth Seldom Comes To Light, It Is Likely To Be Under-Recorded.
OliveIpimorpha SubtusaUncommon.
Orange FootmanEilema SororculaRare.
Orange MothAngerona PrunariaVery Rare.
Orange SallowXanthia CitragoVery Rare.
Orange UnderwingArchiearis PartheniasFlies In Sunshine, Mostly High Up, At The Edges Of Birch Woods And Can Easily Be Missed. Rare.
Orange UpperwingJodia CroceagoVery Rare.
Pale Brindled BeautyApocheima PilosariaFairly Common.
Pale EggarTrichiura CrataegiVery Rare
Pale Mottled WillowCaradrina ClavipalpisCommon.
Pale November MothEpirrita ChristyiRare.
Pale Oak BeautyHypomecis PunctinalisScarce.
Pale Oak BeautySerraca Punctinalis
Pale PinionLithophane HepaticaOccasional.
Pale ProminentPterostoma PalpinaCommon.
Pale TussockCalliteara PudibundaCommon.
Pale-Shouldered BrocadeLacanobia ThalassinaCommon.
Peach BlossomThyatira BatisCommon.
Peacock MothSemiothisa NotataUncommon.
Pearly UnderwingPeridroma SauciaFairly Common Immigrant.
Pebble Hook-TipDrepana FalcatariaCommon
Pebble ProminentEligmodonta ZiczacCommon.
Peppered MothBiston BetulariaFamous For The Melanic Forms Produced In Industrial Areas. The Very Black Form (Carbonaria Jordan) Occasionally Turns Up, As Well As The Partially Melanic Form Insularia. Common.
PhoenixEulithis PrunataFairly Common.
Pine BeautyPanolis FlammeaRare.
Pine CarpetThera FirmataCommon.
Pine Hawk-MothHyloicus PinastriMinehead, 1960
Pinion-Streaked SnoutSchrankia CostaestrigalisOccasioal
Pink-Barred SallowXanthia TogataRare.
Plain ClayEugnorisma DepunctaSelworthy 1973. Rare.
Plain Golden YAutographa JotaFairly Common.
Plain PugEupithecia SimpliciataRare.
Plain WaveIdaea StraminataCommon.
Poplar GreyAcronicta MegacephalaUncommon.
Poplar Hawk-MothLaothoe PopuliVery Common.
Poplar KittenFurcula BifidaVery Rare.
Portland MothActebia PraecoxMinehead 1963.
Powdered QuakerOrthosia GracilisCommon.
Pretty Chalk CarpetMelanthia ProcellataUncommon.
Privet Hawk-MothSphinx LigustriFairly Common.
Purple BarCosmorhoe OcellataCommon.
Purple ClayDiarsia BrunneaCommon.
Purple MarbledEublemma OstrinaVery Rare Immigrant.
Purple ThornSelenia TetralunariaFairly Common.
Puss MothCerura VinulaFairly Common.
Red ChestnutCerastis RubricosaCommon.
Red Sword-GrassXylena VetustaRare.
Red Twin-Spot CarpetXanthorhoe SpadiceariaAbundant
Red UnderwingCatocala NuptaRare.
Reddish Light ArchesApamea SublustrisRare.
Red-Green CarpetChloroclysta SiterataCommon.
Red-Line QuakerAgrochola LotaCommon.
Red-Necked FootmanAtolmis RubricollisRare.
Riband WaveIdaea AversataAbundant.
RivuletPerizoma AffinitataFairly Common.
Rosy FootmanMiltochrista MiniataVery Common.
Rosy MinorMesoligia LiterosaFairly Common.
Rosy RusticHydraecia MicaceaCommon.
Royal MantleCatarhoe CuculataRare.
Ruby TigerPhragmatobia FuliginosaFairly Common.
Ruddy CarpetCatarhoe RubidataVery Rare.
Ruddy HighflyerHydriomena RuberataRare.
Rufous MinorOligia VersicolorCommon.
RusticHoplodrina BlandaCommon.
Rustic Shoulder-KnotApamea SordensRare.
SallowXanthia IcteritiaUncommon.
Sallow KittenFurcula FurculaUncommon.
Saltern EarAmphipoea Fucosa PaludisFairly Common.
Sandy CarpetPerizoma FlavofasciataCommon.
Sand DartAgrotis ripaeNotable.
SatelliteEupsilia TransversaCommon.
Satin BeautyDeileptenia RibeataRare
Satin LutestringTetheella FluctuosaAssumed To Be A Wanderer, As The Nearest Known Colony Is In S. Wales. Taken At Light In 1994 At Porlock.
Satin WaveIdaea SubsericeataFairly Common.
Satyr PugEupithecia SatyrataWithycombe, 1912.
Scallop ShellRheumaptera UndulataPerhaps The Most Strikingly Marked Of The Carpets. Scarce
Scalloped HazelOdontopera BidentataCommon.
Scalloped Hook-TipFalcaria LacertinariaCommon.
Scalloped OakCrocallis ElinguariaCommon.
Scarce BlackneckLygephila CraccaeVery Local As Is The Foodplant (Wood Vetch)
Scarce Bordered StrawHelicoverpa ArmigeraRare Immigrant.
Scarce FootmanEilema ComplanaFairly Common.
Scarce Silver-LinesBena PrasinanaRare.
Scarce UmberAgriopis AurantiariaUncommon
Scarlet TigerCallimorpha DominulaFirst Exmoor record 25.6.11.
Scorched CarpetLigdia AdustataVery Common.
Scorched WingPlagodis DolabrariaCommon.
September ThornEnnomos ErosariaFairly Common.
SeraphimLobophora HalterataUncommon.
Setaceous Hebrew CharacterXestia C-NigrumVery Common.
Shaded Broad-BarScotopteryx ChenopodiataFairly Common.
SharkCucullia UmbraticaCommon.
Sharp-Angled CarpetEuphyia UnangulataVery Rare.
Sharp-Angled PeacockSemiothisa AlternariaFairly Common.
ShearsHada NanaCommon.
Shore WainscotMythimna LitoralisMinehead 1958
Short-Cloaked MothNola CucullatellaRare.
Shoulder StripeAnticlea BadiataAbundant.
Shoulder-Striped WainscotMythimna CommaFairly Common.
Shuttle Shaped DartAgrotis PutaCommon.
Silky WainscotChilodes MaritimusA Species Of Reed Beds Once Recorded From Porlock Marsh, Probably Now Gone.
Silver CloudEgira ConspicillarisSingle Record.
Silver HookDeltote UnculaWithypool, 1962
Silver YAutographa GammaFlies By Day And Night. Abundant Immigrant.
Silver-Ground CarpetXanthorhoe MontanataVery Common.
Single-Dotted WaveIdaea DimidiataCommon.
Six-Striped RusticXestia SexstrigataCommon.
Slender BrindleApamea ScolopacinaFairly Common.
Slender PugEupithecia TenuiataUncommon.
Small Angle ShadesEuplexia LuciparaCommon.
Small Argent & SableEpirrhoe TristataVery Rare.
Small Blood-VeinScopula ImitariaFairly Common.
Small Brindled BeautyApocheima HispidariaSelworthy, 1973
Small Clouded BrindleApamea UnanimisSingle Record Only.
Small Dotted BuffPhotedes MinimaUncommon.
Small Dusty WaveIdaea SeriataFairly Common.
Small EggarEriogaster LanestrisThere Are Two Exmoor Records Given On The Distribution Map In Mbgbi (Heath & Emmet, 1991) Vol.7 P2, But It Has Not Been Possible To Trace Their Source. The Species Has Undergone A Serious Decline In Recent Years But Is Still Present In Somerset.
Small Elephant Hawk-MothDeilephila PorcellusFairly Common.
Small EmeraldHemistola ChrysoprasariaUncommon.
Small EngrailedEctropis CrepusculariaUncommon.
Small Fan-FootHerminia GrisealisVery Common.
Small Fan-Footed WaveIdaea BiselataVery Common.
Small LappetPhyllodesma IlicifoliaThe Occurrence Of This Rare, Possibly Extinct, Species Rests On Two (Unconfirmed) Records Of Larvae, One From Lynton In 1864 And The Other From Porlock In 1938. It Was Last Taken In Britain In 1965 At Weston Super Mare.
Small MarbledEublemma ParvaSelworthy, 1968.
Small Mottled WillowSpodoptera ExiguaRare Immigrant.
Small PhoenixEcliptopera SilaceataCommon.
Small Purple-BarredPhytometra ViridariaOccasional. A Heath And Moorland Species Which Feeds On Milkwort.
Small QuakerOrthosia CrudaAbundant.
Small RivuletPerizoma AlchemillataFairly Common.
Small RufousCoenobia RufaVery Rare.
Small ScallopIdaea EmarginataVery Rare.
Small SeraphimPterapherapteryx SexalataUncommon.
Small Square-SpotDiarsia RubiVery Common.
Small WainscotPhotedes PygminaFairly Common.
Small Waved UmberHorisme VitalbataRare.
Small White WaveAsthena AlbulataOccasional.
Small Yellow UnderwingPanemeria TenebrataPorlock Weir 1988.
Small Yellow WaveHydrelia FlammeolariaCommon.
Smoky WainscotMythimna ImpuraVery Common.
Smoky WaveScopula TernataA Northern Species, Generally Rare In The South-West And Only Common On Exmoor.
SnoutHypena ProboscidalisBeing Double Brooded, This Very Common Moth May Be Seen Throughout The Summer Until October.
Southern WainscotMythimna StramineaUncommon.
Speckled YellowPseudopanthera MaculariaThis Common Species Flies In Sunshine And Is Not Seen At Light.
SpectacleAbrostola TriplasiaVery Common.
SpinachEulithis MellinataVery Common.
SprawlerBrachionycha SphinxVery Local.
Spring UsherAgriopis LeucophaeariaFairly Common
Spruce CarpetThera BritannicaAbundant.
Square SpotParadarisa ConsonariaRare.
Square-Spot DartEuxoa Obelisca GriseaRare.
Square-Spot RusticXestia XanthographaVery Common.
Square-Spotted ClayXestia RhomboideaRare. Only One Record.
Stout DartSpaelotis RavidaSelworthy 1968.
Straw DotRivula SericealisFairly Common.
Straw UnderwingThalpophila MaturaMinehead 1958
StreakChesias LegatellaVery Rare.
StreamerAnticlea DerivataCommon.
Striped Hawk-MothHyles Lineata LivornicaMinehead, 1965.
Striped Twin-Spot CarpetNebula Salicata LatentariaVery Rare.
Striped WainscotMythimna PudorinaRare.
SuspectedParastichtis SuspectaSingle Record Only.
Svensson's Copper UnderwingAmphipyra Berbera SvenssonOccasional.
Swallow ProminentPheosia TremulaCommon.
Swallow-Tailed MothOurapteryx SambucariaCommon.
Sword-GrassXylena ExsoletaUncommon.
SycamoreAcronicta AcerisLocal.
Tawny Marbled MinorOligia LatrunculaCommon.
Tawny PinionLithophane SemibrunneaRare.
Tawny ShearsHadena PerplexaUncommon.
Tawny-Barred AngleSemiothisa LiturataCommon.
Tawny-Speckled PugEupithecia IcterataCommon.
The FernHorisme TersataUncommon.
The Ni MothTrichoplusia NiVery Rare Immigrant.
Thyme PugEupithecia Distinctaria ConstrictaRecorded In 1924, 1947 & 1960 From Exmoor.
TissueTriphosa DubitataHibernates In Caves Or Outbuildings, Often In Large Numbers. A Wanderer On Exmoor Owing To The Absence Of The Food Plants (Rhamnus And Frangula) Rare.
Toadflax PugEupithecia LinariataFairly Common.
Treble BarAplocera PlagiataOccasional.
Treble Brown SpotIdaea TrigeminataVery Common.
Treble LinesCharanyca TrigrammicaCommon.
Triple-Spotted ClayXestia DitrapeziumCommon.
True Lover's KnotLycophotia PorphyreaVery Common.
Turnip MothAgrotis SegetumCommon.
Twin-Spot CarpetPerizoma DidymataFairly Common On Moorland.
Twin-Spotted QuakerOrthosia MundaCommon.
Twin-Spotted WainscotArchanara GeminipunctaVery Local.
UncertainHoplodrina AlsinesCommon.
Valerian PugEupithecia ValerianataScarce.
VapourerOrgyia AntiquaMales Fly In Sunshine But The Females Are Wingless. Scarce.
VestalRhodometra SacrariaRare Immigrant.
Vine's RusticHoplodrina AmbiguaCommon.
V-MothSemiothisa WauariaRecorded From Minehead, 1957.
V-PugChloroclystis V-AtaFairly Common.
Water CarpetLampropteryx SuffumataCommon.
Water ErmineSpilosoma UrticaeSingle Record Only.
Waved CarpetHydrelia SylvataVery Rare.
Waved UmberMenophra AbruptariaFairly Common.
Webb's WainscotArchanara Sparganii
Welsh WaveVenusia CambricaA Northern Moorland Species Whose Range Extends To S.W. England. Rare.
White ColonSideridis AlbicolonMinehead 1963
White ErmineSpilosoma LubricipedaVery Common.
White Lined SnoutSchrankia TaenialisSelworthy 1971
White PointMythimna AlbipunctaRare Immigrant.
White-Line DartEuxoa TriticiUncommon.
White-MarkedCerastis LeucographaSelworthy 1964
White-Pinion SpottedLomographa BimaculataUncommon.
White-SpeckMythimna UnipunctaRare Immigrant.
White-Spotted PinionCosmia DiffinisMinehead 1962
White-Spotted PugEupithecia TripunctariaFairly Common.
Willow BeautyPeribatodes RhomboidariaVery Common.
Winter MothOperophtera BrumataVisits Lighted Windows During Mild Weather Throughout The Winter, Often In Large Numbers.
Wood CarpetEpirrhoe RivataRare.
Wood TigerParasemia PlantaginisVery Local.
WormwoodCucullia AbsinthiiVery Rare.
Wormwood PugEupithecia AbsinthiataCommon.
Yellow BelleAspitates OchreariaRare.
Yellow HornedAchlya FlavicornisCommon.
Yellow ShellCamptogramma Bilineata BilineataCommon.
Yellow-Barred BrindleAcasis ViretataOccasional.
Yellow-legged ClearwingSynanthedon vespiformisScarce. VC4.
Yellow-Line QuakerAgrochola MacilentaVery Common.
Yellow-TailEuproctis SimilisFairly Common.
SECTION THREE: MICRO MOTHS.
WATER VENEERAcentria ephemerellaCommon on submerged aquatic plants.
LESSER WAX MOTHAchroia grisellaRare (or under recorded) in bee hives.
a micro mothAcleris aspersanaFairly common on Potentilla and Fragaria
a micro mothAcleris bergmannianaFairly common on roses.
a micro mothAcleris boscanaFairly common on elms.
a micro mothAcleris caledonianaRare. On whortleberry.
a micro mothAcleris comarianaOn strawberry.
a micro mothAcleris cristanaRare. On Prunus and hawthorn.
a micro mothAcleris emarganaUncommon. On willows and poplars.
a micro mothAcleris ferruganaFairly common on oaks.
a micro mothAcleris forsskaleanaVery common on Field Maple.
a micro mothAcleris hastianaRare. On willows.
a micro mothAcleris holmianaRare. On Prunus and Apple trees.
a micro mothAcleris hyemanaFairly common on heathers.
a micro mothAcleris lateranaVery common on various shrubs.
a micro mothAcleris literanaRare. On oaks.
a micro mothAcleris notanaCommon on birches.
RHOMBOID TORTRIXAcleris rhombanaVery common on many shrubs.
a micro mothAcleris sparsanaCommon on beech and sycamore.
GARDEN ROSE TORTRIXAcleris varieganaCommon on roses.
a micro mothAcrobasis consociellaUncommon. On oaks.
a micro mothAcrobasis repandanaUncommon. On oaks.
a micro mothAcrocercops brongniardellaCommon on oaks.
a micro mothAcrolepia autumnitellaLarval mine on Woody Nightshade.
a micro mothAdela croesellaSingle record probably from privet.
a micro mothAdela fibulellaOn germander speedwell.
a micro mothAdela reaumurellaVery common in swarms around bushes
a micro mothAdela rufimitrellaUncommon on Hedge Garlic
The ForesterAdscita staticesAn unconfirmed record from Devon
a micro mothAethes cnicanaOn thistle flowers.
a micro mothAethes rubiganaCommon on Burdock.
a micro mothAgapeta hamanaAbundant on thistles (Carduus sp_
a micro mothAgapeta zoeganaRare. On Knapweed.
a micro mothAglossa pinguinalisRare.
a micro mothAgonopterix alstromerianaRare. On Hemlock.
a micro mothAgonopterix angelicellaOccasional on Angelica or Hogweed.
a micro mothAgonopterix arenellaVery common on Knapweed and Burdocks, etc.
a micro mothAgonopterix assimilellaRare on Broom.
a micro mothAgonopterix carduellaOn thistle or burdock but no recent records.
a micro mothAgonopterix ciliellaOn Hogweed and Angelica but no recent records.
a micro mothAgonopterix conterminellaLocal on willows.
a micro mothAgonopterix heraclianaAbundant on Umbelliferae.
a micro mothAgonopterix nervosaCommon on gorse and broom.
a micro mothAgonopterix ocellanaFairly common on willows.
a micro mothAgonopterix propinquellaUncommon on thistle.
a micro mothAgonopterix scopariellaRare on Broom.
a micro mothAgonopterix subpropinquellaFairly common on thistles.
a micro mothAgonopterix ulicetellaFairly common on gorse.
a micro mothAgonopterix yeatiana
a micro mothAgriphila geniculeaVery common on various grasses.
a micro mothAgriphila inquinatellaVery common on various grasses.
a micro mothAgriphila latistriaRare. On grasses.
a micro mothAgriphila selasellaUncommon on various grasses.
a micro mothAgriphila straminellaAbundant on various grasses.
a micro mothAgriphila tristellaAbundant on various grasses.
a micro mothAlabonia geoffreliaFairly common in decayed wood.
a micro mothAleimma loefingianaVery common on oaks and maples.
TWENTY-PLUME MOTHAlucita hexadactylaVery common on Honeysuckle.
a micro mothAmblyptilia acanthadactylaRare. On Hedge Woundwort.
a micro mothAmblyptilia puncridactylaVery common. On several herbaceous plants.
a micro mothAnacampsis populellaUncommon. On willows and poplars.
a micro mothAnarsia spartiellaFairly common on gorse.
a micro mothAncylis mitterbacherianaRare. On oak and beech.
a micro mothAncylis myrtillianaFairly common on Whortleberry.
a micro mothAncylis subarcuanaVery local on Creeping Willow.
a micro mothAncylosis oblitellaRare. On saltmarsh Chenopodium.
a micro mothAnerastia lotellaRare. On grasses.
a micro mothAnthophila fabricianaAbundant on nettles.
a micro mothAntispila metallellaVery rare on dogwood.
a micro mothAntispila petryiVery common on dogwood.
TIMOTHY TORTRIXAphelia paleanaUncommon. On various grasses.
a micro mothAphelia unitanaRare. On hogweed, bramble, etc.
BILBERRY TORTRIXAphelia viburnanaCommon on heathers, and whortleberry
BEE MOTHAphomia sociellaVery common in nests of wasps and bumble bees. Comes to light.
a micro mothApomylois bistriatellaRare. Notable.
a micro mothApotomis betuletanaVery common on birches.
a micro mothApotomis sauciana saucianaRare. On whortleberry.
a micro mothApotomis turbidanaFairly common on birches.
a micro mothAproaerema anthyllidellaRare. On clovers.
LARGE FRUIT-TREE TORTRIXArchips podanaAbundant on various trees and shrubs.
ROSE TORTRIXArchips rosanaRare. On various fruit and other trees.
VARIEGATED GOLDEN TORTRIXArchips xylosteanaVery common on various trees and shrubs.
a micro mothArgolamprotes micellaRare on brambles.
a micro mothArgyresthia albistriaVerycommon on blackthorn.
a micro mothArgyresthia bonnetellaVery common on hawthorn
a micro mothArgyresthia brockeelaVery common on birch and alder.
a micro mothArgyresthia conjugellaVery common on rowan.
a micro mothArgyresthia curvellaFairly common on apple trees.
a micro mothArgyresthia dilectellaRare.
a micro mothArgyresthia glaucinellaUncommon in oak bark
a micro mothArgyresthia goedartellaAbundant on birch and alder.
a micro mothArgyresthia laevigatellaUncommon on larches.
a micro mothArgyresthia pruniellaSingle record on Prunus cerasus.
a micro mothArgyresthia retinellaVery common on birches.
a micro mothArgyresthia semifuscaFairly common on Hawthorn or Sorbus.
a micro mothArgyresthia semitestacellaFairly common on beech.
a micro mothArgyresthia sorbiellaOn rowan. No recent records.
a micro mothArgyresthia spinosellaUncommon on blackthorn.
a micro mothArgyrotaenia ljungianaRare. On heathers or whortleberry.
a micro mothAristotelia ericinellaOn Heather. Uncommon.
a micro mothAroga velocellaOne record on sorrel.
a micro mothAspilapteryx tringipennellaCommon on Ribwort Plantain.
a micro mothAssara terebrellaRare. On Norway Spruce.
a micro mothAthrips mouffetellaSingle record on honeysuckle.
a micro mothBactra furfuranaVery local on Common Spike-rush.
a micro mothBactra lancealanaAbundant on rushes.
a micro mothBactra robustanaVery local on Sea Clubrush.
a micro mothBatia lambdellaIn dead wood, especially gorse. Common.
a micro mothBatia lunarisFairly common under dead bark
a micro mothBatia unitellaFairly common under decaying bark.
a micro mothBatrachedra praeangustaUncommon. On willows and poplars.
a micro mothBedellia somnulentellaCommon in some years on Convolvulus and Bindweed.
a clearwing mothBembecia muscaeformisIn cushions of Thrift.Very Rare.
a micro mothBiselachista albidellaRare.
a micro mothBiselachista trapeziellaUncommon on woodrushes.
a micro mothBiston betulariaBoth f. betularia and insularia are scarce.
a micro mothBlastobasis ligneaIn leaves and in conifers. Very common
a micro mothBlastodacna atraUncommon on apple trees.
a micro mothBlastodacna hellerellaOn hawthorn berries. Common
a micro mothBohemannia pulverosellaOn apple cultivars.
a micro mothBorkhausenia fuscescensCommon on decaying leaves.
a micro mothBrachmia blandellaFairly common on gorse.
a micro mothBryotropha affinisCommon on mosses.
a micro mothBryotropha desertellaRare.
a micro mothBryotropha domesticaUncommon. On mosses.
a micro mothBryotropha senectellaCommon on mosses.
a micro mothBryotropha similisScarce. On mosses.
a micro mothBryotropha terrellaCommon on grasses.
a micro mothBucculatrix albedinellaFairly common on elm
a micro mothBucculatrix bechsteinellaOn hawthorn.
a micro mothBucculatrix cidarellaOn alder
a micro mothBucculatrix demaryellaOn birch and hazel.
a micro mothBucculatrix maritimaLocal on Sea Aster.
a micro mothBucculatrix thoracellaRare. Mines on lime leaves.
a micro mothBucculatrix ulmellaOn oaks.
CARNATION TORTRIXCacoecimorpha pronubanaCommon on many plants.
a micro mothCallisto denticulellaFairly common on apple trees.
a micro mothCalomotropha paludellaRare.
a micro mothCaloptilia alchimiellaFairly common on oaks.
a micro mothCaloptilia betulicolaCommon on birch.
a micro mothCaloptilia cuculipennellaOn privet.
a micro mothCaloptilia elongellaFairly common on alders
a micro mothCaloptilia leucapenellaOne record on Holm Oak.
a micro mothCaloptilia robustellaUncommon. On oaks.
a micro mothCaloptilia rufipennellaOn sycamore.
a micro mothCaloptilia semifasciaCommon on field maple.
a micro mothCaloptilia stigmatellaVery common on willow and poplar.
a micro mothCaloptilia syringellaCommon on ash, privet or lilac.
a micro mothCalybites phasiani pennellaRare
a micro mothCameruria ohridellaMines on Horse Chestnut.
a micro mothCapua vulganaFairly common on hornbeam.
a micro mothCarcina quercanaCommon on oaks and other trees.
a micro mothCaryocolum blandellaCommon on Greater Stitchwort.
a micro mothCaryocolum tricolorellaCommon on Greater Stitchwort.
a micro mothCaryocolum vicinellaRare. On Sea Campion. Notable.
a micro mothCaryocolum viscariellaOn white campion.
SMALL CHINA-MARKCataclysta lemnataRare. On duckweeds.
a micro mothCatoptria falsellaRare. On mosses.
a micro mothCatoptria margaritellaOccasional on mosses.
a micro mothCatoptria pinellaVery common on various grasses and sedges.
a micro mothCedestis gysseleniellaOn Scots Pine.
a micro mothCedestis subfasciellaSingle record on pine.
a micro mothCelypha cespitanaOn Thrift and clovers.
a micro mothCelypha strianaCommon on Dandelions.
a micro mothChilo phragmitellaRare. On reeds.
a micro mothChionodes fumatellaOn mosses.
a micro mothChoristoneura hebenstreitellaRare. On oaks etc.
a micro mothChrysoesthia sexguttellaOn Goosefoot or Orache.
a micro mothChrysoteuchia culmellaAbundant on various grasses.
a micro mothClavigesta purdeyiUncommon. On pine.
a micro mothClepsis consimilanaVery common on privet.
a micro mothClepsis senecionanaUncommon. On whortleberry.
CYCLAMEN TORTRIXClepsis spectranaRare. On willowherbs, meadowsweet, etc.
FLAX TORTRIXCnephasia asseclanaCommon on herbaceous plants.
LIGHT GREY TORTRIXCnephasia incertanaCommon on herbaceous plants.
a micro mothCnephasia longanaWide range of plants but no recent records.
GREY TORTRIXCnephasia stephensianaFairly common on herbaceous plants.
a micro mothCochylimorpha stramineaOn Knapweed. No recent records.
a micro mothCochylidia implicitanaOn Mayweeds and Golden-rod.
a micro mothCochylis atricapitanaFairly common on Ragwort.
a micro mothCochylis dubitanaFairly common on Ragwort, Hawksbeard, etc.
a micro mothCochylis nanaFeeds on birch catkins.
a micro mothCochylis nanaUncommon. On birch catkins.
a micro mothCochylis pallidanaOn Sheep's-bit scabious.
a micro mothColeophora adjunctellaLocal on Saltmarsh Rush.
a micro mothColeophora albicostaVery common on gorse.
a micro mothColeophora albitarsellaOn members of the mint family.
a micro mothColeophora alticolellaVery common on rushes.
a micro mothColeophora anatipennellaOn Blackthorn.
a micro mothColeophora argentulaRare. On Yarrow.
a micro mothColeophora atriplicisVery local on Sea Purslane.
a micro mothColeophora deauratellaRare. On red clover.
a micro mothColeophora discordellaUncommon on Common Bird's-foot-trefoil.
a micro mothColeophora flavipennellaUncommon on oak.
a micro mothColeophora follicularisUncommon of Fleabane (Pulicaria)
a micro mothColeophora frischellaOn white clover.
a micro mothColeophora glaucicolellaLocal on Saltmarsh Rush.
a micro mothColeophora gryphipennellaCommon on rose spp.
a micro mothColeophora ibipennellaVery rare. On oaks.
a micro mothColeophora juncicoleliaCommon on heathers.
a micro mothColeophora laricellaFairly common on Larch trees.
a micro mothColeophora lithargyrinellaLocal. On Greater Stitchwort.
a micro mothColeophora lusciniaepennellaRare. On willows.
a micro mothColeophora lutipennellaFairly common, on oak.
a micro mothColeophora mayrellaUncommon. On white clover.
a micro mothColeophora obscenellaRare. On Golden-rod.
a micro mothColeophora otidipennellaRare. On woodrushes.
a micro mothColeophora peribenanderiUncommon on Creeping Thistle.
a micro mothColeophora prunifoliaeVery local on Blackthorn
a micro mothColeophora pyrrhulipennellaUncommon. On heathers.
a micro mothColeophora salicorniaeVery local on Glassworts.
a micro mothColeophora serratellaOn elm, alder, birch, etc. Very common
a micro mothColeophora solitariellaRare. On Greater Stitchwort.
a micro mothColeophora spinellaOn hawthorn, apple and Prunus. Very common
a micro mothColeophora striatipennellaUncommon on Greater Stitchwort.
a micro mothColeophora sylvaticellaRare. On Greater Woodrush.
a micro mothColeophora trifoliiOn Melilot or clover. Rare.
a micro mothColeophora violaceaOn blackthorn.
a micro mothCollicularia microgrammanaRare. On Restharrow.
a micro mothConobathra tumidanaOn oaks.
a micro mothCosmiotes freyerellaRare.
a micro mothCosmopterix orichalceaDELETE - MISIDENTIFICATION.
Goat MothCossus cossusRare
a micro mothCrambus lathoniellusAbundant on various grasses.
a micro mothCrambus pascuellaCommon on grasses especially Poa.
a micro mothCrambus perlellaAbundant on various grasses. The form warringtonellus is very common.
a micro mothCrambus pratellaRare on various grasses.
a micro mothCrassa tinctella
a micro mothCrocidosema plebejanaRare. On tree mallow.
a micro mothCryptoblabes bistrigaRare. On oaks and alders.
a micro mothCydia auranaUncommon on Hogweed.
a micro mothCydia coniferaOn pines.
PLUM FRUIT MOTHCydia funebranaRare.
a micro mothCydia jungiellaUncommon. On vetches.
PEA MOTHCydia nigricansUncommon. On vetches and garden peas
CODLING MOTHCydia pomonellaVery common in apples.
a micro mothCydia splendanaCommon. On oaks or chestnut.
a micro mothCydia succedanaAbundant on gorse and Lotus spp.
a micro mothDepressaria aegopodiellaFairly common on Umbelliferae.
a micro mothDepressaria badiellaRare. On Sowthistle, Catsear, etc.
a micro mothDepressaria chaerophylliUncommon on Rough Chervil.
a micro mothDepressaria daucellaUncommon on Hemlock Water Dropwort.
a micro mothDepressaria pastinacellaVery common on hogweed.
a micro mothDepressaria pulcherrimellaRare. On pignut.
a micro mothDepressaria ultimellaOn Hemlock Water Dropwort.
a micro mothDiasemia reticulariaVery rare immigrant.
a micro mothDiasemiopsis ramburialisVery rare immigrant.
a micro mothDichomeris marginellaOn garden Juniper.
a micro mothDichrorampha flavidorsanaLocan. On Tansy.
a micro mothDichrorampha guenecanaRare. On Yarrow or Tansy.
a micro mothDichrorampha petiverellaCommon. On Yarrow.
a micro mothDichrorampha plumbaganaRare. On Yarrow.
a micro mothDichrorampha simplicanaOccasional on Mugwort.
a micro mothDigitivalva pulicariaeFairly common on Fleabane. (Pulicaria)
a micro mothDioryctria abietellaFairly common on Scots Pine. Also probable immigrants.
a micro mothDioryctria mutatellaRare. On Scots Pine.
a micro mothDioryctria sylvestrella
a micro mothDipleurina lacustrataAbundant on mosses on tree trunks.
a micro mothDiplodoma herminataOn decaying leaves and fungi. (Bagworm).
a micro mothDitula angustioranaCommon on many trees and shrubs.
a micro mothDiurnea fagellaCommon on beech and oak.
a micro mothDiurnea phryganellaOn oak and whortleberry. Uncommon.
a micro mothDolicharthria punctalisVery local on Common Birdsfoot.
a micro mothEana incananaOn bluebells.
a micro mothEana osseanaPolyphagous on herbaceous plants.Rare
a micro mothEbulea crocealisRare. On fleabanes.
a micro mothEctoedemia albifasciellaVery common on oaks.
a micro mothEctoedemia angulifasciellaCommon on rose spp.
a micro mothEctoedemia atricollisOn Apple and Hawthorn. Common.
a micro mothEctoedemia heringiVery local on oaks.
a micro mothEctoedemia minimellaRare, on birch.
a micro mothEctoedemia occultellaCommon on birch.
a micro mothEctoedemia spinosellaVery local on Blackthorn
a micro mothEctoedemia subbimaculellaLocal, on oaks.
a micro mothElachista albifrontellaFairly common on Cocksfoot and Holcus grass.
a micro mothElachista apicipunctellaOn various grasses. Rare.
a micro mothElachista argentellaCommon on various grasses.
a micro mothElachista atricomellaFairly common on Cocksfoot grass.
a micro mothElachista canapennellaCommon on False-oat or Holcus grass
a micro mothElachista gangabellaRare on Wood False-brome
a micro mothElachista luticomellaLocal.
a micro mothElachista megerlellaUncommon on Wood False-brome.
a micro mothElachista regificellaUncommon on Woodrushes.
a micro mothElachista rufocinereaCommon on False-oat or Holcus grass
a micro mothElachista subocelleaRare on Wood False-brome
a micro mothElachista unifasciellaRare. On Cocksfoot grass.
BROWN CHINA-MARKElophila nymphaeataUncommon. On pond weeds.
a micro mothEmmelina monodactylaVery common on bindweeds.
CHERRY BARK MOTHEnarmonia formosanaRare. On apple or Prunus spp.
a micro mothEndothenia ericetanaRare. On Stachys spp.
a micro mothEndothenia gentianaeanaLocal. On teasel heads.
a micro mothEndothenia quadrimaculanaVery local on Marsh Woundwort.
a micro mothEndotricha flammealisUncommon. On Marsh Birdsfoot.
a micro mothEndrosis sarcitrellaAbundant in bird nests and debris.
a micro mothEnteucha acetosaeOn sorrel.
a micro mothEpagoge grotianaFairly common. On oak, hawthorn and bramble.
a micro mothEpermenia chaerophyllellaFairly common on Hogweed.
CACAO MOTHEphestia elutellaRare. On stored food items.
a micro mothEphestia kuehniellaIn flour mills. No recent records.
a micro mothEphestia parasitellaCommon outdoors on dried vegetable refuse.
a micro mothEpiblema cirsianaOn Marsh Thistle.
a micro mothEpiblema cynosbatellaVery common on roses.
a micro mothEpiblema foenellaRare. On Mugwort.
a micro mothEpiblema incarnatanaUncommon on roses.
a micro mothEpiblema roboranaVery common on roses.
a micro mothEpiblema rosaecolanaCommon on roses.
a micro mothEpiblema scutulanaFairly common on Spear Thistle.
a micro mothEpiblema sticticanaFairly common on Coltsfoot.
a micro mothEpiblema trimaculanaUncommon on hawthorn.
a micro mothEpiblema uddmannianaVery common on brambles.
a micro mothEpinotia abbrevianaVery common on elm.
a micro mothEpinotia bilunanaCommon on birch.
a micro mothEpinotia brunnichanaCommon. On birch, Hazel or Willow.
WILLOW TORTRIXEpinotia crucianaUncommon. On willows.
a micro mothEpinotia immundanaVery common on alder and birch.
a micro mothEpinotia nananaRare. On Spruce..
a micro mothEpinotia nisellaFairly common on willows.
a micro mothEpinotia ramellaVery common on birch. The form costana is almost as common.
a micro mothEpinotia rubiginosanaOn Scots Pine.
a micro mothEpinotia solandrianaVery Common. On birch, Hazel or Willow
a micro mothEpinotia sordidanaRare. On alder.
a micro mothEpinotia subocellanaRare, on rough leaved willows.
a micro mothEpinotia tedellaCommon on Norway Spruce.
NUT BUD MOTHEpinotia teneranaVery common on hazel.
a micro mothEpinotia tetraquetranaUncommon on alder and birch.
a micro mothEpinotia trigonellaRare.
LIGHT-BROWN APPLE-MOTHEpiphyas postvittanaVery common on various shrubs.
a micro mothEriocrana salopiellaFairly common on birch.
a micro mothEriocrania haworthiOn birch. Common in Porlock area
a micro mothEriocrania sangiiOn birch.
a micro mothEriocrania semipurpurellaFairly common on birch.
a micro mothEriocrania sparrmannellaOn birch.
a micro mothEriocrania subpurpurellaCommon on oak.
a micro mothEriocrania unimaculellaOn birch.
a micro mothEsperia sulphurellaVery common in dead wood in hedges.
a micro mothEtainia decentellaOn sycamore fruit.
a micro mothEthmia dodeceaA single record in 1994 at light would appear to be a wanderer since the foodplant (Gromwell) does not grow nearby.
a micro mothEucosma campolilianaCommon on Ragwort.
a micro mothEucosma canaVery common on thistles.
a micro mothEucosma obumbratanaLocal. Perenniel Sowthistle.
a micro mothEucosma tripolianaRare on Sea Aster.
a micro mothEudemis profundanaVery common on oaks.
a micro mothEudonia angusteaVery common on wall mosses.
a micro mothEudonia mercurellaVery common on mosses.
a micro mothEudonia muranaOn various mosses.
a micro mothEudonia truncicolellaVery common on ground growing mosses
a micro mothEulamprotes atrellaFairly common on St. John's Wort.
a micro mothEulamprotes unicolorellaAmong Common Bird'sfoot trefoil.
a micro mothEulia ministranaBred once from larva on birch.
a micro mothEupoecilis angustanaCommon on herbaceous plants.
SMALL MAGPIEEurrhypara hortulataVery common. On nettles.
a micro mothEuzophera cinerosellaRare. On Wormwood.
a micro mothEuzophera pinguisCommon. Under ash bark.
GARDEN PEBBLEEvergestis forficalisVery common on various Cruciferae.
a micro mothEvergestis pallidataRare. On Cruciferae.
a micro mothExoteleia dodecellaSingle record on Scots Pine. Devon.
a micro mothFomoria septembrellaFairly common on Hypericum spp.
a micro mothGalleria mellonellaIn bee hives.
a micro mothGlyphipterix equitellaOn Biting Stonecrop.
a micro mothGlyphipterix fuscoviridellaFairly common on Field Woodrush.
a micro mothGlyphipterix simpliciellaCommon on Cocksfoot grass.
a micro mothGlyphipterix thrasonellaAbundant on rushes.
a micro mothGypsonoma acerianaRare on poplar.
a micro mothGypsonoma dealbanaCommon on hawthorn.
MARBLED ORCHARD TORTRIXHedya dimidioalbaAbundant on Hawthorn and Prunus sp.
a micro mothHedya ochroleucanaFairly common on roses or apples.
PLUM TORTRIXHedya prunianaVery common on blackthorn.
a micro mothHedya salicellaOn Willows or poplars but no recent records.
a micro mothHeliozela hammoniellaRare on birches.
a micro mothHeliozela resplendellaUncommon on alder.
a micro mothHeliozela sericiellaUncommon. Beneath oak bark.
Map-winged SwiftHepialus fusconebulosaA beautifully marked moth. Uncommon
Gold SwiftHepialus hectaUncommon.
Ghost MothHepialus humuliUncommon.
Common SwiftHepialus lupulinusCommon.
Orange SwiftHepialus sylvinaUncommon.
a micro mothHofmannophila pseudospretellaAbundant in debris, often in houses.
a micro mothHomoeosoma nebulellaRare. On thistles or Ragwort.
a micro mothHomoeosoma sinuellaLocal. On plantains.
a micro mothHypatima rhomboidellaCommon on birch and hazel.
a micro mothHypochalcia shenellaSingle record only. Possibly from Helianthemum or other food plant.
GOLD TRIANGLEHypsopygia costalisAbundant on hay.
a micro mothIncurvaria masculellaCommon on hawthorn.
a micro mothIncurvaria oehlmanniellaUncommon on Whortleberry
a micro mothIncurvaria pectineaFairly common on birch and hazel
a micro mothIncurvaria praelatellaRare on wild strawberry.
a micro mothInfurcitinea argentimaculeliaOn lichens
RASPBERRY MOTHLampronia corticellaOn raspberry.
a micro mothLampronia fuscatellaIn galls on birch twigs. RDB3
a micro mothLampronia luzellaFlies by day.
a micro mothLampronia rubeiellaVery local on raspberry.
a micro mothLathronympha striganaRare. On Common St. John's Wort.
a micro mothLeioptilus osteodactylusRare. On Golden-rod or Ragwort.
a micro mothLeioptilus tephradactylaRare. On Golden-rod.
a micro mothLeucoptera laburnellaLocally common on Laburnum.
a micro mothLeucoptera malifoliellaLocally common on Hawthorn.
a micro mothLimnaecia phragmitellaOn bulrush but no recent records.
a micro mothLobesia abscisanaRare. On Creeping Thistle.
a micro mothLobesia littoralisRare. On Thrift.
a micro mothLozotaenia forsteranaVery common on ivy and honeysuckle.
a micro mothLozotaeniodes formosanusCommon. On Scots Pine.
a micro mothLuffia ferchaultellaOn lichens. (Bagworm).
a micro mothLyonetia clerkellaOn various shrubby plants. Common on the lower ground.
a micro mothMarasmarcha lunaedactylaVery local. On Restharrow.
a micro mothMecyna asinalisLocal. On Madder.
a micro mothMetriostola betulaeRare. On birch.
a micro mothMetriotes lutareaLocal, on Greater stitchwort
a micro mothMicropterix aureatellaFeeds on sedge pollens.
a micro mothMicropterix tunbergellaFeeds on Hawthorn pollen
a micro mothMicropteryx aruncellaFeeds on Hawthorn pollen
a micro mothMicropteryx caltheliaUncommon on various flowers.
a micro mothMirificarma mulinellaVery common on gorse.
a micro mothMompha conturbatellaRare. On Rosebay.
a micro mothMompha epilobiellaCommon on Greater Willowherb.
a micro mothMompha lacteellaUncommon on Greater Willowherb.
a micro mothMompha langiellaVery common on Enchanters Nightshade and Willowherbs.
a micro mothMompha locupletellaRare.
a micro mothMompha propinquellaUncommon. On willowherbs.
a micro mothMompha raschkiellaCommon on Rosebay.
a micro mothMompha subbistrigellaFairly common on Broad-leaved Willowherb.
a micro mothMompha terminellaLocal on Enchanters Nightshade.
a micro mothMonochroa palustrellaSingle record on Curled Dock.
a micro mothMonochroa tenebrellaFairly common on Sorrel.
a micro mothMonopis crocicapitellaIn bird nests, etc.
a micro mothMonopis laevigellaCommon in bird nests, etc.
a micro mothMonopis obviellaFairly common in bird nests or animal refuse.
a micro mothMonopis weaverellaFairly common in bird nests and carcases
a micro mothMutuuraia terrealisRare. On Golden-rod.
a micro mothMyeolus cribrellaCommon on thistles.
a micro mothNarycia moniliferaFairly common on lichens. (Bagworm).
a micro mothNemapogon clematellaUncommon in dead wood or fungi.
Cork MothNemapogon cloacellaFairly common on bracket fungi.
a micro mothNemapogon ruricolellaIn dead wood or fungi.
a micro mothNematopogon metaxellaOn dead leaves and growing plants.
a micro mothNematopogon schwarziellusCommon in woodland.
a micro mothNematopogon swammerdamellaCommon in open woodland.
a micro mothNemophora degeerellaFairly common in woodland.
a micro mothNeofaculta ericetellaAbundant on heather.
a micro mothNeosphaleroptera nubilanaRare.
Brown Dotted Clothes MothNiditinea fuscellain houses.
a micro mothNiditinea striolellain bird nests.
a micro mothNomophila noctuellaCommon immigrant.
a micro mothNumonia advenellaFairly common. On Hawthorn and Rowan.
a micro mothNumonia marmoreaRare. On Blackthorn, Hawthorn or Rowan.
a micro mothNumonia suavellaRare. On Hawthorn or Prunus.
a micro mothOchsenheimeria mediopectinellusLocal on various grasses.
a micro mothOchsenheimeria urellaLocal on various grasses.
a micro mothOchsenheimeria vacculellaOn various grasses. Scarce.
a micro mothOchnerostoma frieseiOn pines.
a micro mothOchnerostoma piniariellaOn Scots Pine.
a micro mothOegoconia quadripunctaRare. On decaying vegetation.
a micro mothOlethreutes arcuellaOn decaying leaves on the ground.
a micro mothOlethreutes bifascianaFairly common on pines.
a micro mothOlethreutes lacunanaAbundant on various plants.
a micro mothOlethreutes rivulanaRare. On meadow-sweet.
a micro mothOlindia schumacheranaFairly common on Lesser Celandine.
a micro mothOncocera semirubellaRare.
a micro mothOrthopygia glaucinalisFairly common on dead and decaying vegetable matter.
a micro mothOrthotaelia sparganellaOn Bur-reed. No recent records.
a micro mothOrthotaenia undulanaVery common. On honeysuckle and birch, etc.
EUROPEAN CORN-BOREROstrinia nubilatusRare. On Mugwort.
SCARCE OLIVE-TREE PEARLPalpita unionalisRare immigrant. Recorded l973 & 1994.
a micro mothPaltodora cytisellaCommon on bracken.
a micro mothPammene albuginanaRare. On oak.
a micro mothPammene aurantianaFairly common on sycamore.
SYCAMORE PIERCERPammene auritaOn sycamore.
a micro mothPammene fascianaFairly common on oak and chestnut.
a micro mothPammene germmanaPosibly in fruits of plum or in oak shoots.
a micro mothPammene regianaRare. In seeds of sycamore and maple.
FRUITLET MINING TORTRIXPammene rhediellaFairly common on hawthorn.
a micro mothPammene splendidulanaRare. First Exmoor record 2003.
BARRED FRUIT-TREE TORTRIXPandermis cerasanaAbundant on various fruit trees.
a micro mothPandermis cinnamomeanaOn various trees and shrubs.
CHEQUERED FRUIT TORTRIXPandermis corylanaAbundant on Hazel, oaks, etc.
DARK FRUIT-TREE TORTRIXPandermis heparanaVery common on various trees and shrubs.
a micro mothPanornix anglicellaAbundant on hawthorn.
a micro mothPanornix betulaeFairly common on birch seedlings.
a micro mothPanornix devoniellaAbundant on hazel.
a micro mothPanornix finitimellaUncommon on Prunus spp.
a micro mothPanornix scoticellaon rowan.
a micro mothPanornix torquillellaVery common on blackthorn.
a micro mothParaswammerdamia albicapitellaRare. On blackthorn.
a micro mothParaswammerdamia lutareaUncommon. On hawthorn or sorbus.
a micro mothPediasia aridellaRare. On saltmarsh grass.
a micro mothPediasia contaminellaRare. On Sheep's fescue.
a micro mothPempelia formosaRare. On elm.
a micro mothPempelia palumbellaCommon on heathers.
a micro mothPempeliella dilutaRare. On Thyme.
a micro mothPerinephela lancealisCommon on Hemp-nettle.
a micro mothPerittia obscurepunctellaOn honeysuckle but no recent records.
a micro mothPhalonida givicomanaOn Wall Lettuce or Nipplewort. No recent records.
a micro mothPhalonidia affinitanaLocal on Sea aster.
a micro mothPhaulernia dentellaOn Rough Chervil.
a micro mothPhiledone gerninganaRare. On whortleberry, tormentil, etc.
a micro mothPhilereme vetulataRare.
a micro mothPhlyctaenia coronataFairly common on elder.
a micro mothPhlyctaenia stachydalisRare. On woundworts.
a micro mothPhtheochroa inopianaUncommon on Fleabane (Pulicaria)
ROUGH-WINGED CONCHPhtheochroa rugosanaVery rare.
a micro mothPhycita roborellaVery common. On oaks and apples.
a micro mothPhycitodes binaevellaFairly common on Spear Thistle.
a micro mothPhycitodes maritimaRare. On Ragwort, Tansy and Yarrow.
a micro mothPhycitodes saxicolaVery Rare. On Ragwort and Tansy.
a micro mothPhyllocnistis unipunctellaFairly common on poplars.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter acerifoliellaCommon on field maple.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter anderidaeLocal on birch seedlings.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter blancardellaCommon on apple trees.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter cavellaOn birch. Rare
a micro mothPhyllonorycter cerasicolellaOn cherry and Prunus cerasus. Rare.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter coryliAbundant on hazel.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter corylifoliellaCommon on Hawthorn and Sorbus.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter cydoniellaRare. On cydonia, apple and pear.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter dubitellaLocal on goat willow.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter emberizaepenellaOn honeysuckles and snowberry. Local
a micro mothPhyllonorycter froelichiellaUncommon on alders.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter geniculellaFairly common on sycamore.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter harrisellaCommon on oaks.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter heegeriellaFairly common on oaks.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter hilarellaOn willows.Local.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter insignitellaOn white clover.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter kleemannellaCommon on alder.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter lautellaUncommon on oaks, especially seedlings.
FIRE-THORN LEAF MINERPhyllonorycter leucographellaScarce.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter maestingellaOn beech, including high moorland hedgerows. Abundant.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter mespilellaOn Sorbus.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter messaniellaAbundant, chiefly on Holm oak.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter nicelliiCommon on hazel.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter nigrescentellaLocal on Bush vetch.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter platanoidellaVery rare on Norway Maple. Nb.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter quercifoliellaAbundant on oaks.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter quinnataRare on hornbeam.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter quinqueguttellaVery local on Creeping Willow.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter rajellaAbundant on alder.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter salicicolellaCommon on willows.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter schreberellaVery common on elms.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter sorbiAbundant on rowan.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter spinicolellaVery common on Prunus spp.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter stettinensisFairly common on alders
a micro mothPhyllonorycter trifasciellaOn honeysuckle and Leycesteria. Common.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter tristrigellaFairly common on elm, especially Wych Elm.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter ulicicolellaRare on gorse.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter ulmifoliellaAbundant on birch.
a micro mothPhyllonorycter viminiellaAbundant on willows bred from both rough and smooth leaved Salix.
a micro mothPhyllonorycteroxyacanthaeAbundant on hawthorn.
a micro mothPhylloporia bistrigellaCommon on birch.
a micro mothPlatyedra subcinereaAn old record only, on Crab apple.
a micro mothPlatyptilia calodactylaRare. On Golden-rod.
a micro mothPlatyptilia gonodactylaRare. On coltsfoot.
a micro mothPlatyptilia pallidactylaCommon on Yarrow.
a micro mothPlatytes alpinellaOn Tortula ruraliformis moss.
a micro mothPlatytes cerussellaLocal. On various grasses.
a micro mothPleuroptya ruralisAbundant on nettles.
DIAMOND BACK MOTHPlutella xylostellaAbundant on Crucifers.
ASH BUD MOTHPrays fraxinellaCommon on ash. f. rustica is rare.
a micro mothPseudargyrotoza conwaganaVery common on Ash.
a micro mothPseudatemelia flavifrontellaRare on decaying leaves.
a micro mothPseudatemelia josephinaeUncommon on decaying leaves.
a micro mothPseudatemelia subochreellaFairly common on decaying leaves, etc.
a micro mothPseudopostega crepusclelliaRare.
a micro mothPseudoswammerdamia combinellaVery common on blackthorn.
a micro mothPsyche castaFairly common on grasses and lichens (Bagworm)
a micro mothPsychoides filicivoraVery common on various ferns.
a micro mothPsychoides verhuellaFairly common on various ferns.
a micro mothPterophorus pentadactylaVery common on bindweeds.
a micro mothPtocheuusa paupellaOn fleabane. (Pulicaria)
a micro mothPtycholoma lecheanaRare. On various trees and shrubs.
a micro mothPtycholomoides aeriferanusUncommon. On larch.
a micro mothPyla fuscaCommon on heathers and whortleberry.
MEAL MOTHPyralis farinalisSometimes common in grainstores barns and flour mills but seldom seen at large. Single specimen at light taken 1987.
a micro mothPyrausta aurataLocal. On various plants in Mint family.
a micro mothPyrausta cespitalisFairly common on plantains
a micro mothPyrausta cingulataVery rare. On Thyme and Salvia.
a micro mothPyrausta purpuralisUncommon on Water Mint and Thyme.
a micro mothRecurvaria leucatellaOn Hawthorn or apple trees.
a micro mothRhophobota myrtillanaOn Whortleberry.
HOLLY TORTRIXRhopobota naevanaCommon. On Holly.
PINE SHOOT MOTHRhyacionia buolianaRare. On pine.
a micro mothRhyacionia pinicolanaRare. On Scots Pine.
SPOTTED SHOOT MOTHRhyacionia pinivoranaUncommon on Scots Pine.
a micro mothRoesterstammia erxlebellaOccasional on birch or lime.
a micro mothSchiffermuelleria grandisVery local in dead wood.
a micro mothSchiffermuelleria subaquileaRare. On moorland.
a micro mothSchreckensteinia festaliellaUncommon, on brambles.
a micro mothScoparia ambigualisAbundant. Possibly on mosses.
a micro mothScoparia ancipitellaRare. Possibly on tree lichens.
a micro mothScoparia basistrigalisProbably on mosses.
a micro mothScoparia subfuscaRare. On Coltsfoot or Oxtongue.
a micro mothScrobipalpa acuminatellaRare on thistles.
a micro mothScrobipalpa costellaFairly common on Woody Nightshade
a micro mothScrobipalpa nitentellaRare. On Chenopodium or Suaeda
a micro mothScrobipalpa oceliatellaRare. On beet.
a micro mothScrobipalpa salinellaRare.
a micro mothScrobipalpa samadensisRare. On Buck's-horn Plantain.
a micro mothScythris grandipennisRare. On gorse.
a micro mothScythropia crataegellaFairly common on Hawthorn and Cotoneaster
a micro mothSemioscopis avellanellaRare. On birch.
a micro mothSemioscopis steinkellnerianaLocal.
a clearwing mothSesia bembeciformis`In trunks of goat willow. Very Rare.
a micro mothSophronia semicostellaRare. On Sweet Vernal Grass.
a micro mothSparganothis pillerianaRare. On many herbaceous plants.
BUD MOTHSpilonota ocellanaVery common on Rosaceous shrubs.
a micro mothStathmopoda pedellaIn alder fruits. No recent records.
a micro mothStenolechia gemmellaRare.
a micro mothStenoptilia pterodactylaFairly common on Germander Speedwell.
a micro mothStenoptilia zophodactylusRare. On Centaury.
a micro mothStigmella alnetellaVery common on alders
a micro mothStigmella anomalellaCommon on rose spp.
a micro mothStigmella atricapitellaCommon on oaks.
a micro mothStigmella aurellaAbundant on brambles.
a micro mothStigmella auromarginellaPorlock, 1990.
a micro mothStigmella basiguttellaOn oak.
a micro mothStigmella betulicolaLocal on birch seedlings.
a micro mothStigmella centifoliellaVery local on rose spp.
a micro mothStigmella confusellaVery common on birches
a micro mothStigmella continuellaUncommon on birch.
a micro mothStigmella crataegellaVery common on hawthorn
a micro mothStigmella dulcellaVery common on Wild strawberry.
a micro mothStigmella floslactellaAbundant on hazels.
a micro mothStigmella fragariellaUncommon. On bramble, strawberry and Agrimony
a micro mothStigmella glutinosaeFairly common on alders
a micro mothStigmella hemargyrellaVery common on beech.
a micro mothStigmella hybnerellaVery common on hawthorn
a micro mothStigmella incogniteliaLocal on apple.
a micro mothStigmella lapponicaVery common on birches
a micro mothStigmella luteelaFairly common on birches.
a micro mothStigmella magdalenaeVery common on rowan.
a micro mothStigmella malellaUncommon on apple.
a micro mothStigmella marginicolellaVery common on elm.
a micro mothStigmella microtheriellaAbundant on hazels and hornbeam.
a micro mothStigmella minusculellaVery rare on pear tree
a micro mothStigmella myrtilellaUncommon on Whortleberry
a micro mothStigmella nylandriellaVery common on rowan.
a micro mothStigmella obliquellaFairly common on smooth leaved willow
a micro mothStigmella oxyacanthellaFairly common on Hawthorn, Apple and Sorbus spp.
a micro mothStigmella paradoxaA single mine on this scarce species found on hawthorn, Woodcock Gardens, 1994.
a micro mothStigmella perpygmaeeliaCommon on hawthorn.
a micro mothStigmella plagiocolellaVery common on blackthorn.
a micro mothStigmella prunetorumVery local on Blackthorn
a micro mothStigmella regiellaOn Hawthorn.
a micro mothStigmella roborellaon oak
a micro mothStigmella ruficapitellaVery common on oaks.
a micro mothStigmella sakhalinellaOn birch
a micro mothStigmella salicisVery common on willows.
a micro mothStigmella samiatellaRare
a micro mothStigmella sorbiUncommon on rowan.
a micro mothStigmella speciosaFairly common on sycamore.
a micro mothStigmella splendidissimellaVery common on bramble.
a micro mothStigmella suberivoraFairly common on oaks.
a micro mothStigmella svenssonion oak
a micro mothStigmella tityrellaVery common on beech.
a micro mothStigmella trimaculellaFairly common on poplars.
a micro mothStigmella ulmivoraUncommon, on elms.
a micro mothStigmella viserellaFairly common on elm
a micro mothStrophedra nitidanaOn oak.
a micro mothStrophedra weiranaFairly common on beech.
a micro mothSwammerdamia caesiellaUncommon, on birch.
a micro mothSwammerdamia pyrellaUncommon. On hawthorn and apple.
a clearwing mothSynanthedon tipuliformisIn the wood of current spp.Very Rare
YELLOW-LEGGED CLEARWINGSynanthedon vespiformisScarce.
a micro mothSynaphe punctalisRare. On Hypnum cupressiforme moss.
a micro mothSyncopacma taeniolella
a micro mothSyndemis musculanaVery common on birch and oak.
a micro mothTachystola acroxanthaLocal. Among leaf litter.
a micro mothTaleporia tubulosaOn decaying leaves and lichens. (Bagworm).
a micro mothTebenna micalisOn Pulicaria fleabane.
a micro mothTelechrysis tripunctaRare. Probably in dead wood.
a micro mothTeleiodes decorellaFairly common on oaks.
a micro mothTeleiodes fugitivellaRare on elms.
a micro mothTeleiodes luculellaOn oaks.
a micro mothTeleiodes notatellaOn Goat Willow.
a micro mothTeleiodes proximellaOn birch or alder.
a micro mothTeleiodes scriptellaOn Field Maple.
a micro mothTeleiodes vulgellaOn Hawthorn or Blackthorn.
a micro mothTeleiopsis diffinisFairly common on Sorrel.
a micro mothTinea columbariellaIn bird nests, Notable.
a micro mothTinea dubiellaRare.
a micro mothTinea pallescentellaIn a variety of animal refuse.
a micro mothTinea pellionellaIn bird nests and houses.
a micro mothTinea semifulvellaVery common in bird nests.
a micro mothTinea trinotellaCommon in bird nests.
Common Clothes MothTineola bisselliellaIn houses.
a micro mothTischeria dodoneaOne record only. Oaks and chestnut.
a micro mothTischeria ekebladellaFairly common on oaks and chestnut.
a micro mothTischeria margineaCommon on brambles.
a micro mothTortricodes alternellaFairly common on oaks, birch, etc.
GREEN OAK TORTRIXTortrix viridensAbundant on oaks.
a micro mothTriaxomera parasitellaRare in dead wood or fungi.
a micro mothUdea ferrugalisCommon immigrant.
a micro mothUdea lutealisVery common on various plants.
a micro mothUdea olivalisAbundant on various plants of mint family
a micro mothUdea prunalisAbundant on various plants of mint family
a micro mothUresiphita polygonalisVery rare immigrant.
a micro mothXenolechia aethiopsOn heathers.
a micro mothYponomeuta malinellusFairly common on apple trees.
a micro mothYponomeuta plumbellaFairly common on spindle.
a micro mothYponomeuta cagnagellaFairly common on spindle.
a micro mothYponomeuta evonymellaApparently a migrant moth.
a micro mothYponomeuta padellaUncommon, on blackthorn.
a micro mothYpsolopha alpellaRare. On oaks.
a micro mothYpsolopha dentellaCommon on honeysuckle.
a micro mothYpsolopha mucronellaFairly common on spindle.
a micro mothYpsolopha nemorellaUncommon on honeysuckle.
a micro mothYpsolopha parenthesellaFairly common on oak and birch.
a micro mothYpsolopha scabrellaFairly common on hawthorn and apple.
a micro mothYpsolopha sequellaFairly common on Field Maple.
a micro mothYpsolopha sylvellaRare. On oaks.
a micro mothYpsolopha ustellaVery common on oak.
a micro mothYpsolopha vittellaOn elm or beech.
a micro mothZeiraphera dinianaRare. On larch and pine.
a micro mothZeiraphera isertanaVery common on oak.
a micro mothZeiraphera ratzeburgianaFairly common on Norway Spruce.
a micro mothZelleria hepariellaUncommon, on ash.
Leopard MothZeuzera pyrinaRare.
Six-spot BurnetZygaena filipendulaeFairly common.
Five-spot BurnetZygaena trifoliiUncommon
SECTION ONE: DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES.  
Common NameScientific Name A - Z
Southern HawkerAeshna cyaneaDragonfly.
Brown HawkerAeshna grandisRare. Dragonfly.
Common HawkerAeshna junceaDragonfly.
Migrant HawkerAeshna mixtaDragonfly.
Emperor DragonflyAnax imperator
Hairy DragonflyBrachytron pratense
Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendensDamselfly
Beautiful DemoiselleCalopteryx virgoDamselfly
Azure DamselflyCoenagrion puella
Variable DamselflyCoenagrion pulchellumRecord uncertain
Golden-ringed DragonflyCordulegaster boltonii
Common Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum
Red-eyed DamselflyErythromma najasFound Dunster hawn 2010
Blue-tailed DamselflyIschnura elegans
Scarce Blue-tailed DamselflyIschnura pumilioRare.
Emerald DamselflyLestes sponsa
Broad-bodied ChaserLibellula depressaDragonfly.
Scarce ChaserLibellula fulvaFound Dunster hawn 2009. Dragonfly.
Four-spotted ChaserLibellula quadrimaculataDragonfly.
Black-tailed SkimmerOrthetrum cancellatumDragonfly.
Keeled SkimmerOrthetrum coerulescensDragonfly.
Large Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula
Black DarterSympetrum danaeDragonfly.
Red-veined DarterSympetrum fonscolombiA rare vagrant. Dragonfly.
Common DarterSympetrum striolatumDragonfly.
SECTION TWO: MAYFLIES
Iron BlueBaetis muticus
a mayflyBaetis niger
Large Dark OliveBaetis rhodani
Small Dark OliveBaetis scambus
Medium OliveBaetis vernus
Anglers CurseCaenis luctuosa
Anglers CurseCaenis macrura
Anglers CurseCaenis rivulorum
Small Spurwing or Pale WateryCentroptilum luteolum
Pond OliveCloeon dipterum
Autumn Dun or August DunEcdyonurus dispar
Large Brook DunEcdyonurus torrentis
Late March BrownEcdyonurus venosus
Mayfly or Green DrakeEphemera danica
Drake MackerelEphemera vulgata
Blue Winged OliveEphemerella ignita
a mayflyEphemeroptera sp.
Ditch DunHabrophlebia fusca
Dusky Yellowstreak or Dark DunHeptagenia lateralis
Yellow May DunHeptagenia sulphurea
Turkey BrownParaleptophlebia submarginata
Olive UprightRhithrogena semicolorata
SECTION THREE: STONEFLIES
a stoneflyAmphinemura sulcicollis
a stoneflyBrachyptera risiUpland streams.
A stoneflyChloroperla torrentiumAdults known as Small Yellow Sallies by fishermen.
a stoneflyChloroperla tripunctata
a stoneflyDinocras cephalotesIn fast running upland waters.
A stoneflyIsoperla grammaticaAdults known as Yellow Sallies by fishermen.
a stoneflyLeuctra fusca
a stoneflyLeuctra geniculata
a stoneflyLeuctra hippopus
a stoneflyLeuctra inermis
a stoneflyLeuctra nigra
a stoneflyNemoura cinerea
a stoneflyNeniyra erratuca
a stoneflyPerla bipunctataIn fast running upland waters.
a stoneflyPerlodes microcephala
a stoneflyPlecoptera sp.
a stoneflyProtonemura meyeri
a stoneflyProtonemura praecox
a stoneflyTaeniopteryx nebulosaSlow-flowing water.
SECTION FOUR: CADDISFLIES
a caddisflyAgapetus delicatulus
a caddisflyAgapetus fuscipes
a caddisflyAgapetus ochripes
a caddisflyAgapetus sp.
a caddisflyAnabolia nervosa
a caddisflyAthripsodes albifrons
a caddisflyAthripsodes cinereus
a caddisflyAthripsodes commutatus
a caddisflyBeraea maurus
a caddisflyBrachycentrus subnubilus
a caddisflyChaetopteryx villosaIn a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyCheumatopsyche lepida
a caddisflyCrunoecia irrorata
a caddisflyDrusus annulatus
a caddisflyEcclisopteryx guttulata
a caddisflyEcnomus tenellusTaken in light-trap at Nettlecombe.
a caddisflyGlossosoma boltoni
a caddisflyGlossosoma conformis
a caddisflyGlyphotaelius pellucidusIn a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyGoera pilosaTo a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyHalesus digitatusIn a light trap at nettlecombe
a caddisflyHalesus radiatusIn a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyHydropsyche contubernalis
a caddisflyHydropsyche instabilis
a caddisflyHydropsyche pellucidula
a caddisflyHydropsyche siltalai
a caddisflyHydroptila sp.
a caddisflyIthytrichia clavata
a caddisflyIthytrichia lamellarisProbably this species.
a caddisflyLasiocephala basalis
a caddisflyLepidostoma hirtum
a caddisflyLimnephilus affinisIn a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyLimnephilus auriculaIn a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyLimnephilus centralisIn a light trap at Nettlecombe.
a caddisflyLimnephilus flavicornis
a caddisflyLimnephilus lanatusTo a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyLimnephilus lunatus
a caddisflyLimnephilus marmoratusIn a light trap at Nettlecombe.
a caddisflyLimnephilus rhombicusIn a brackish ditch.
a caddisflyLimnephilus sparsusIn a light trap at Nettlecombe.
a caddisflyLimnephilus stigmaIn a brackish ditch.
a caddisflyLimnephilus vittatusIn a brackish ditch.
a caddisflyLimnophila sp.
a caddisflyMicropterna sequax
a caddisflyMolanna angustata
a caddisflyMystacides azurea
a caddisflyMystacides nigraTo a light-trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyOdontocerum albicorne
a caddisflyOxyethira sp.
a caddisflyPhilopotamus montanus
a caddisflyPhryganea grandisIn light-trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyPlectrocnemia conspersa
a caddisflyPlectrocnemia geniculata
a caddisflyPolycentropus flavomaculatus
a caddisflyPolycentropus kingi
a caddisflyPotamophylax cingulatus
a caddisflyPotamophylax latipennisIn a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyPsychomyia pusilla
a caddisflyRhyacophila dorsalis
a caddisflyRhyacophila munda
a caddisflyRhyacophila obliterata
a caddisflySericostoma personatum
a caddisflySetodes argentipunctellus
a caddisflySilo pallipes
a caddisflyStenophylax permistusIn a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyStenophylax vibexIn a light trap at Nettlecombe
a caddisflyTrichoptera sp.
a caddisflyWormaldia occipitalis
a caddisflyWormaldia subnigra

Fish (Saltwater and Fresh): Updated to June 2020

Exmoor rivers and Bristol Channel off Exmoor Coast
Common nameScientific nameNotes
Allis ShadAlosa alosaA legally protected species with is rare in Bristol Channel off Exmoor.
Angler Fish (Frogfish)Lophius piscatoriusRare.
BassDicentrarchus labraxScarce off Exmoor Coast. Fishermen off Lynmouth had unusually large catches in 2001.
Blenny, Montagu'sCoryphoblennius galeritaScarce.
Blenny, TompotBlennius gattorugineScarce.
Blenny, Yarrell'sChirolophis ascaniiScarce.
BrillScophthalmus rhombusScarce.
BullheadCottus gobioFrequent under stones in medium sized streams and rivers on Exmoor.
Coalfish or ColeyPollachius virensScarce.
CodGadus morhuaCommon.
Cod, PoorTrisopterus minutesFrequent.
DabLimanda limandaCommon.
Dogfish, Gtr. Spotted or Bull HussScyliorhinus stellarisCommon.
Dogfish, Lsr. SpottedScyliorhinus caniculaVery Common.
Dover SoleSolea soleaScarce.
EelAnguilla anguillaWidespread records from North to South Exmoor and Porlock/Minehead Marsh areas. Elvers seen in streams.
Eel, CongerConger congerCommon.
Five-bearded RocklingCiliata mustelaScarce.
FlounderPlatichthys flesusFairly common.
GarfishBelone beloneScarce.
Goby, Common or SandPomatoschistus micropsFairly common in rock pools.
Goby, Two-spotChapparudo flavescensRare, rockpools.
Golden OrfeLeuciscus idusReleased domestic fish in Dunster Hawn Pool c1990s.
GraylingThymallus thymallusRecords from the Barle and Exe rivers.
Great PipefishSyngnathus acusScarce.
Gurnard, GreyEutrigla gurnardusRare.
Gurnard, RedAspitrigla cuculusRare.
Gurnard, TubTrigla lucernaScarce.
HaddockMelanogrammus aeglefinusScarce.
HakeMerluccius merlucciusScarce.
HalibutHippoglossus hippoglossusScarce.
HerringClupea harengusLess common than formerly.
John DoryZeus faberRare.
Koi CarpCyprinus sp.Some Koi Carp were released into Dunster Hawn pond (1990s?) in an ill-advised bid to clear the algae. They increased with detrimental ecological effects and have presented the management with problems.
Lamprey, BrookLampetra planeriOnly recorded from Aller Water. No records since 1995.
Lamprey, RiverLampetra fluviatilisNo records since 1980.
Leopard-spot Goby
Thorogobius ephippiatus (Lowe) Uncommon
LingMolva molvaFairly common in season.
LumpsuckerCyclopterus lumpusUncommon.
MackerelScomber scombrusCommon in season.
MinnowPhoxinus phoxinusIn slow moving water. Shoals frequently seen at edges of some of the larger rivers e.g. Barle.
MonkfishSquatina squatinaRare.
Mullet, RedMullus surmuletusScarce.
Mullet, Thick-lipped GreyChelon labrosusRare.
Mullet, Thin-lipped GreyLiza ramadaScarce.
PlaicePleuronectes platessaCommon.
Pogge or Armed BullheadAgonus cataphractusRare.
PollackPollachius pollachiusCommon.
PorbeagleLamna nasusRare.
PoutingTrisopterus luscusFairly common.
Ray, BlondeRaja brachyuraFairly common.
Ray, Small-eyed/PaintedRaja microcellataFairly common. Record 17 lbs. 2003.
Ray, SpottedRaja montaguiFairly common.
Ray, StingDasyatis pastinacaRare.
Ray, ThornbackRaja clavataCommon.
Ray, UndulateRaja undulataScarce.
RuddScardinius erythropthalmusIn slow-moving water. Minehead, Alcombe and Dunster Marsh.
SalmonSalmo salarRegular runs up the larger rivers.
Sand Eel, LesserAmmodytes tobianusCommon.
Scad or Horse MackerelTrachurus trachurusCommon in season.
Sea or Fifteen-spined SticklebackSpinachia spinachiaRare.
Sea-bream, BlackSpondyliosoma cantharusRare.
Sea-bream, RedPagellus bogaraveoScarce.
Shore Clingfish or Cornish SuckerLepadogaster lepadogasterScarce.
Skate, CommonRaja batisOccurs in Bristol Channel.
Smooth-houndMustelus mustelusScarce.
Smooth-hound, StarryMustelus asteriusFrequent.
SpratClupea sprattusOccasional shoals but not common.
Spur DogfishSqualus acanthiasCommon in season.
Stone LoachNoemacheilus barbatulusBelieved to be in Exmoor Waters but no current reports. Rare.
Sun FishMola molaScarce, several seen 1994 & 1995.
TenchTinca tincaScarce.
Ten-spined SticklebackPungitius pungitiusRecorded from Minehead and Dunster Marshes but no doubt have decreased in numbers.
Three-bearded RocklingGaidropsarus vulgarisCommon.
Three-spined SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusFormerly at Porlock and Minehead Marsh but no doubt much decreased.
TopeGaleorhinus galeusCommon in summer.
Trigger-fish, GreyBalistes carolinensisRare in British waters but in some years several may turn up as in 1995.
Trout, BrownSalmo trutta farioAbundant in most Exmoor waters.
Trout, RainbowSalmo gairdneriOccasionally escapes from fish farms and reservoir stock.
Trout, SeaSalmo truttaRegular runs up the larger rivers.
TurbotScophthalmus maximusCommon in season.
Twaite ShadAlosa fallaxRare.
Weever, LesserTrachinus viperaScarce.
WhitingMerlangius merlangusCommon in season.
Wrasse, BallanLabrus bergyltaScarce.
Wrasse, CuckooLabrus mixtusScarce.

Fleas: Updated to May 2020

Common nameScientific nameNotes
mammal fleaPalaeopsylla soricis soricisVery common on pygmy and common shrews.
badger fleaParaceras melis melisCommon on badgers, also foxes. Occasionally stray on dogs.
grey squirrel fleaOrchopeas howardi howardiIts main host is the grey squirrel with which it wasûintroduced.
Moorhen fleaDasypsyllus gallinulae gallinulaeA common nest parasite of passerines that build their nests in low positions.
bird fleaCeratophyllus gareiIn nests in damp places or a little above the ground.
hen fleaCeratophyllus gallinae gallinaeThe commonest nest parasite throughout the country. Prefers relatively dry nests.
human fleaPulex irritansMuch less common than formerly.
hedgehog fleaArchaeopsylla erinacei erinaceiCommon on hedgehogs.
dog fleaCtenocephalides canisCommon.
cat fleaCtenocephalides felis felisCommon.
rabbit fleaSpilopsyllus cuniculiThe vector of myxomatosis. Strays found on other mammals.

Flies and Hooverflies. Updated to May 2019

Diptera are sometimes referred to as the true flies but the following list includes all flies ENHS have recorded to above date. These include Leaf-miners, gall-flies, fungus gnats, craneflies, soldier flies, midges, hoverflies, house-flies, fruit flies, dance flies, mosquitoes, etc., etc. as well as the true Muscid flies. This information is given in the second column for each species.
Scientific nameCommon name if applicableComments
Acidia cognataa gall fly
Acnemia nitidicollisa fungus gnat
Actia pilipennisa flyBred from larva of Lozotaenia forsterama
Aedes rusticusa mosquitoIn woodland
Agromyza abiensa leaf-mining flyOn Comfrey
Agromyza albipennisa leaf-mining flyOn Reed
Agromyza alnibetulaea leaf-mining flyOn Birch spp.
Agromyza alnivoraa leaf-mining flyon Alder
Agromyza anthracinaa leaf-mining flyOn Nettle
Agromyza bicophagaa leaf-mining flyOn Bush Vetch
Agromyza demeijereia leaf-mining flyOn Laburnum
Agromyza felleria leaf-mining flyOn Bush Vetch
Agromyza filipendulaea leaf-mining flyOn Meadowsweet
Agromyza flavicepsa leaf-mining flyOn Hop
Agromyza frontellaa leaf-mining flyOn Medick
Agromyza hendelia leaf-mining fly
Agromyza ignicepsa leaf-mining flyOn Hop
Agromyza lathyria leaf-mining flyOn Lathyrus latifolius
Agromyza nanaa leaf-mining flyOn Trifolium spp.
Agromyza potentillaea leaf-mining flyOn Cinquefoil
Agromyza pseudoreptansa leaf-mining flyOn Nettle
Agromyza reptansa leaf-mining flyOn Nettle
Agromyza rufipesa leaf-mining flyOn Mugwort
Agromyza sulfuricepsa leaf-mining flyOn Raspberry
Agromyza varicornisa leaf-mining flyOn Lathyrus latifolius
Agromyza vicifoliaea leaf-mining flyOn Tufted Vetch
Alliopsis billbergi (Zetterstedt)a root maggot fly
Allodia lugensa fungus gnat
Allodia lundstroemia fungus gnat
Allodia ornaticollisa fungus gnat
Allodia pyxidiformisa fungus gnat
Allodia truncataa fungus gnat
Allodiopsis rusticaa fungus gnat
Amauromyza flavifronsa leaf-mining flyOn Saponaria or Silene sp
Amauromyza labiatoruma leaf-mining flyOn Ajuga or Stachys betonica
Amauromyza morionellaa leaf-mining flyOn Hedge Woundwort
Amauromyza verbascia leaf-mining flyOn Scrophularia and Vebascum
Anatella ciliataa fungus gnat
Anatella longisetosaa fungus gnat
Anepsiomyia flaviventrisa dolichopodid flyIn seepages
Anisostephus betulinuma gall midgeGalls on birch.
Anopheles sp.a mosquito
Anthomyia pluvialisa fly
Anthomyza gracilisa fly
Antlemon servuluma fungus gnat
Antocha vitripennis (Meigen)a cranefly
Aphrosylus ferox Halidaya dolichopodid fly
Apolephthisa subincanaa fungus gnat
Apsectrotanypus trifascipennisa non-biting midgeFlowing water.
Arctophila fulvaa hoverflySyn. A.superabiens.
Argyra argyria (Meigen) (Syn. A. argentella (Zetterstedt))a dolichopodid fly
Argyra leucocephalaa dolichopodid flyIn marshy areas.
Argyra perplexaa dolichopodid fly
Asilus crabroniformisa robber flyOn heaths and unimproved grassland.
Atherix ibisa snipe flyOn river banks and damp vegetation.
Atherix marginataa snipe fly
Austrolimnophila ochraceaa craneflyCommon.
Azelia cilipesa muscid fly
Azelia nebulosa Robineau-Desvoidya muscid fly
Baccha elongataa hoverflyIn ivy flowers. Now includes B. obscuripennis which should be deleted.
Baccha obscuripennisa hoverflyNow included with B. elongata.
Beris chalybataa soldier fly
Beris fuscipesa soldier flyLarvae in decaying vegetable matter.
Beris geniculataa soldier fly
Beris morrisiia soldier fly
Beris vallataa soldier fly
Bibio clavipesa st mark's flyIn some years, such as 2001, swarms of millions over heather seen in the Dunkery/Porlock Hill areas in late summer.
Bibio ferruginatusa st mark's fly
Bibio lanigerusA St. Mark's flyOccasional.
Bibio marciSt Marks FlyCommon.
Bibio pomonaea st mark's flyHeather areas
Bibio varipes Meigena st mark's fly
Bibio venosusa st mark's flyOccasional.
Bicellaria nigraa dance flyDamp sites
Boletina basalisa fungus gnat
Boletina dispectaa fungus gnat
Boletina dubiaa fungus gnat
Boletina flaviventrisa fungus gnat
Boletina griphaa fungus gnat
Boletina planaa fungus gnat
Boletina trivittataa fungus gnat
Bolitophila cinereaa fungus gnat
Bolitophila hybridaa fungus gnatCommon.
Bolitophila occlusaa fungus gnat
Bolitophila saundersia fungus gnatCommon.
Bombylius majorBee FlyParasitises solitary bees.
Botanophila depressaa leaf-mining flyMines on Atriplex.
Botanophila fugax (Meigan)a fly
Brachypalpoides lentaa hoverflyOn rotting wood.
Brachypalpus laphriformisa hoverflyDead wood.
Brachypeza armataa fungus gnat
Bradysia placida (Winnertz)a fungus gnat
Braula coecaBee LouseIn bee hives
Brevicornu auriculatuma fungus gnat
Brevicornu crassicornea fungus gnat
Brevicornu foliatuma fungus gnat
Brevicornu griseicollea fungus gnat
Brevicornu serenuma fungus gnat
Brevicornu sericomaa fungus gnat
Brillia longifurcaa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Brillia modestaa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Callicera aurataa hoverflySyn. C. aenea (Fabricius)
Calliopum elisaea fly
Calliopum geniculatuma fly
Calliphora vicina Robinson-Desvoidya blow-fly
Calliphora vomitoriaBluebottle
Callomyia amoenaa big-footed fly
Calobata cibariaa stilt fly
Calobata petronellaa stilt fly
Calycomyza artemisiaea leaf-mining flyOn Artemisia & Eupatorium
Campsicnemus curvipesa dolichopodid flyNr water
Campsicnemus loripesa dolichopodid fly
Campsicnemus scambusa dolichopodid flyNr water
Carcelia puberulaa parasitic flyRecord in Belshaw (R.) 1993 Handbook for Iden. Br. Insectsûl. 10 Pt. 4a (i). Royal Ent. Soc. Spec in BM.
Cardiocladius sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Ceratopogonidae sp.a biting midge
Cerodontha denticornis (Panzer)a leaf-mining fly
Cerodontha flavocingulataa leaf-mining flyOn Cocksfoot grass
Cerodontha incisaa leaf-mining fly
Cerodontha ireosa leaf-mining flyOn Yellow Iris.
Cerodontha iridisA leaf-mining flyOn Stinking Iris.
Cerodontha luzulaea leaf-mining flyOriginally misiden. As C. bimaculata
Cerodontha phalaridisA leaf-mining flyRare.
Cerodontha pygmaeaa leaf-mining fly
Cerotelion lineatusa fungus gnat
Cetema similisa fly
Chaoborus crystallinusa phantom midgeLarvae in ponds.
Cheilosia albipilaa hoverfly
Cheilosia albitarsisa hoverfly
Cheilosia antiquaa hoverfly
Cheilosia bergenstammia hoverfly
Cheilosia fraternaa hoverflyDamp meadows.
Cheilosia grossaa hoverfly
Cheilosia illustrataa hoverfly
Cheilosia impressaa hoverfly
Cheilosia longulaa hoverfly
Cheilosia paganaa hoverfly
Cheilosia proximaa hoverfly
Cheilosia scutellataa hoverflyWoodland
Cheilosia sorora hoverfly
Cheilosia variabilisa hoverfly
Cheilosia vernalisa hoverfly
Cheilosia vulpinaa hoverfly
Cheilotrichia cinerascens (Meigen)a cranefly
Chelifera precabundaa dance fly
Chelifera precatoriaa dance flyNear water.
Chelifera trapezinaa dance fly
Chironomidae sp.a non-biting midge
Chironomus aprilinusa non-biting midge
Chironomus plumosusa non-biting midgeLarvae aquatic; adults crepuscular.
Chirosia betuletia flyGalls on Lady fern.
Chirosia cinerosaa fly
Chirosia histricinaa flyMines on Bracken
Chirosia parvicornisa flySyn. C. grossicauda (Strobl) Galls on bracken
Chloromyia formosaa soldier fly
Chorisops nagatomiia soldier fly
Chorisops tibialisa soldier fly
Chrysogaster chalybeataa hoverflySyn. C. cemiteriorum Lush meadows
Chrysogaster hirtellaa hoverflySyn. Melanogaster hirtella Marshes
Chrysogaster solstitialisa hoverflyDamp sites
Chrysogaster virescensa hoverfly
Chrysopilus asiliformisa snipe fly
Chrysopilus cristatusa snipe flyBy streams.
Chrysopilus erythrophthalmusa snipe flyAquatic larvae
Chrysops caecutiensa horse fly
Chrysotimus flaviventris (von Rosa)a long-legged fly
Chrysotoxum bicinctuma hoverfly
Chrysotoxum cautuma hoverfly
Chrysotus blepharoscelesa dolichopodid fly
Chrysotus gramineusa dolichopodid fly
Chrysotus neglectusa dolichopodid fly
Chrysotus variansa dolichopodid flyRecorded as occasional in 1996 but now included with C. gramineus.
Clinocera (Hydrodromia) fontinalisa dance flyseepages
Clinocera (Hydrodromia) stagnalisa dance fly
Clinocera (Kowarzia) bipunctataa dance flyBare sediment
Clinocera nigraa dance fly
Clusia flavaa flyOn dead wood
Clusiodes albimanaa fly
Coelopa frigidaa wrack flyBreeds on rotting seaweed.
Coelosia flavaa fungus gnat
Coenosia rufipalpis Meigena muscid fly
Coenosia tigrinaa muscid fly
Conops flavipesa fly
Conops quadrifasciataa fly
Conops vesicularisa fly
Contarinia geicolaa gall midge
Contarinia jacobaeaea gall midgeGalls on Senecio flowers.
Contarinia steinia gall midgeGalls on Red Campion flower buds.
Contarinia tiliaruma gall midgeGalls on Tilia. (Lime).
Copromyza equine Falléna lesser dung fly
Copromyza similisa lesser dung fly
Copromyza stercoraria (Meigen)a lesser dung fly
Cordyla brevicornisa fungus gnat
Cordyla fissaa fungus gnat
Cordyla murinaa fungus gnat
Corynoneura sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Craneiobia cornia gall midgeGalls on dogwood.
Crataerina pallidaa flat flyEctoparasite of swifts
Criorhina berberinaa hoverfly
Crumomyia fimetaria (Meigen)a lesser dung fly
Crypteria limnophiloidesa cranefly
Ctenophora atrataa craneflyRare.
Ctenophora flaveolataa craneflyVery rare. RDB2.
Ctenophora pectinicornisa craneflyRare.
Culex pipiens agg.a mosquitoStanding water.
Culicoides obsoletusa biting midge
Culiseta annulataa mosquitoStanding water.
Cylindrotoma distinctissima (Meigen)a fly
Cystiphora sonchia gall midgeGalls on Corn Sowthistle.
Cyzenis albicansa parasitic fly
Dasineura acrophilaa gall midgeGalls on Ash.
Dasineura capitigenaa gall midge
Dasineura crataegia gall midgeGalls on Hawthorn
Dasineura filicinaa gall midgeGalls on Bracken.
Dasineura fraxineaa gall midgeGalls on Ash.
Dasineura fraxinia gall midge
Dasineura galiicolaa gall midgeGalls on Marsh Bedstraw
Dasineura glechomaea gall midgeGalls on ground-ivy.
Dasineura kiefferianaa gall midgeGalls on willowherb.
Dasineura plicatrixa gall midge
Dasineura pustulansa gall midgeGalls on Meadowsweet.
Dasineura rosaruma gall midgeGalls on rose sp.
Dasineura tympania gall midgeGalls on sycamore.
Dasineura ulmariaa gall midgeGalls on Meadowsweet.
Dasineura urticaea gall midgeGalls on nettle.
Dasineura viciaea gall midgeGalls on Bush Vetch.
Dasysyrphus albostriatusa hoverfly
Dasysyrphus lunulatusa hoverflyWoodland margins
Dasysyrphus tricinctusa hoverfly
Dasysyrphus venustusa hoverfly
Delia brassicaeCabbage Root-fly
Demicryptochironomus vulneratusa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Dexia rusticaa parasitic fly
Diadocidia ferruginosaa fungus gnat
Diamesa sp.a non-biting midge
Diastata fusculaa fly
Dicranomyia morio (Fabricius)a cranefly
Dicranota (Paradicranota) pavidaa craneflyDamp sites
Dicranota bimaculataa craneflyDamp sites
Dicranota subtilis Loewa cranefly
Didea fasciataa hoverfly
Dilophus febrilisFever FlyCommon.
Dilophus femoratusa st mark's flyCommon.
Dinera carinifrons (Fallén)a muscid flysyn. Musca carnifrons
Dioctria atricapillaa robber flyGrassland
Dioctria baumhaueria robber fly
Dioctria linearisa robber fly
Dioctria oelandicaa robber flyIn tree foliage.
Dioctria rufipesa robber fly
Diogma glabrata (Meigen)a fly
Dixa nubilipennis Curtisa fly
Dixa puberulaa meniscus midgeNear water. Common.
Dixa submaculataa meniscus midgeSeepages. Locally common.
Docosia moravicaa fungus gnat
Dolichocephala irrorataa dance fly
Dolichopeza albipesWhite-footed GhostWet rock seepages
Dolichopus atratusa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus brevipennisa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus discifera dolichopodid flyUpland areas
Dolichopus festivusa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus griseipennisa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus pennatusa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus plumipesa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus popularisa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus simplex Meigena dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus trivialisa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus ungulatusa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus urbanusa dolichopodid fly
Dolichopus vitripennisa dolichopodid flyUpland areas.
Dolichopus wahlbergi Zetterstedta dolichopodid fly
Drosiphila cameraria Haliday (Syn. Hirtodrosophila c.)a fruit fly
Drosophila confusaa fruit fly
Drosophila funebrisa fruit flyIn decaying vegetable refuse.
Drosophila histrio Meigena fruit fly
Drosophila littoralis Meigena fruit fly
Dryomyza flaveolaa fly
Dynatosoma fuscicornisa fungus gnat
Elachiptera cornuta (Fallén)a fly
Elgiva cuculariaa snail-killing fly
Empis (Kritempis) lividaa dance fly
Empis (Leptempois) griseaa dance fly
Empis (Pachymeria) tessellataa dance fly
Empis (Xanthempis) aemulaa dance fly
Empis (Xanthempis) luteaa dance fly
Empis (Xanthempis) scutellataa dance fly
Empis (Xanthempis) stercoreaa dance fly
Empis aestivaa dance fly
Empis nuntiaa dance fly
Empis pennipesa dance fly
Epiphragma ocellarisa craneflyIn dead wood.
Epistrophe eligansa hoverfly
Epistrophe grossulariaea hoverfly
Epistrophe nitidicollisa hoverfly
Episyrphus balteatusa hoverfly
Epitriptus cingulatusa robber fly
Epoicocladius flavensa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Erioptera (Ilisia) maculataa craneflyCommon.
Erioptera (Ilisia) occoecataa craneflyCommon.
Erioptera divisaa craneflyGrassy seepages.
Erioptera fuscipennisa craneflyCommon.
Erioptera lutea f. taenionotaa craneflyCommon.
Erioptera trivialisa craneflyCommon.
Eriothrix rufomaculataa parasitic fly
Eristalis abusivusa hoverflyUsually coastal.
Eristalis arbustoruma hoverfly
Eristalis horticolaa hoverfly
Eristalis nemoruma hoverflySyn. E. interrupta
Eristalis pertinaxa hoverfly
Eristalis tenaxa hoverfly
Ernestia laevigataa parasitic fly
Eudasyphora cyanellaa muscid fly
Eudorylas zonellusa big-headed flyIn woodland glades
Eukiefferiella sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Euleia cognataA gall flyOn Petasites fragrans.
Euleia heracleiCELERY FLYMines on leaves of Alexanders, etc.
Eumerus strigatusLesser bulb-fly
Eupeodes corollaea hoverfly
Eupeodes lunigera hoverfly
Eurycnemus crassipesa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Euthyneura gyllenhalia dance fly
Euthyneura myrtillia dance fly
Exechia contaminataa fungus gnat
Exechia dorsalisa fungus gnat
Exechia fuscaa fungus gnat
Exechia parvulaa fungus gnat
Exechiopsis subulataa fungus gnat
Exechiopsis unguiculataa fungus gnat
Fannia canicularisa lesser house fly
Fannia fuscula (Fallén)a lesser house fly
Fannia molissima (Haliday)a lesser house fly
Fannia scalarisa lesser house fly
Ferdinandea cupreaa hoverflySap-runs
Forcipomyia bipunctataa biting midge
Fucellia tergina (Zetterstedt)a seaweed fly
Galeomyza morioa leaf-mining flyMines on Galium saxatile
Gasterophilus intestinalisHorse Bot Fly
Geomyza majuscule (Loew)a fly
Geomyza tripunctataa fly
Gonomyia absconditaa craneflyCommon.
Graphomya maculata (Scopoli)a muscid fly
Gymnocheta viridisa parasitic fly
Gymnopternus celer (Meigen)a dolichopodid fly
Haematopota pluvialisa horse fly
Hartigiola annulipesa gall midgeGalls on Beech.
Helina impunctaa muscid fly
Helius flavus (Walker)a cranefly
Helophilus pendulusa hoverfly
Helophilus trivittatusa hoverfly
Hemerodromia adulatoriaa dance flyNear water.
Hercostomus aerosusa dolichopodid flySeepages
Hercostomus brevicornisa dolichopodid flySeepages.
Hercostomus cupreusa dolichopodid flyIn seepages
Hercostomus metallicusa dolichopodid fly
Hercostomus nanusa dolichopodid flySeepages
Hercostomus nigripennisa dolichopodid fly
Herina longistyla Rivosecchi (Syn. H. lugubris)a picture-winged fly
Heteromyza oculataa fly
Heteromyza rotundicornis (Zetterstedt)a fly
Heterotrissocladius spa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Hilara anglodanicaa dance fly
Hilara beckeria dance fly
Hilara brevistylaa dance fly
Hilara choricaa dance fly
Hilara clavipes (Harris)a dance fly
Hilara corniculaa dance flyBy streams.
Hilara intermedia (Fallén)a dance fly
Hilara litoreaa dance fly
Hilara luridaa dance flyBy streams.
Hilara mauraa dance fly
Hilara morataa dance fly
Hilara nigrinaa dance fly
Hilara quadrivittataa dance fly
Hilara rejectaa dance flyBy streams
Hilara thoracicaa dance flyBy streams
[Hirtodrosophila camerarea See Drosophila c.]a fruit fly
Hirtodrosophila trivitataa fruit fly
Homoneura thalhammeria fly
Hybomitra distinguendaa horse fly
Hybos culiciformisa dance fly
Hybos femoratus (Műller)a dance fly
Hydrellia griseola (Fallén)a shore fly
Hydrellia maura Meigena shore fly
Hydrophoria lancifer (Harris)a fly
Hydrophorus viridisa dolichopodid fly
Hydrotaea cyrtoneurinaa muscid fly
Hydrotaea irritansHeadflySips human persperation
Hydrotaea militarisa muscid fly
Hylemya vagansa fly
Hylemya variataa fly
Hylemyza partito (Meigen)a fly
Hypoderma bovisWarble FlyMay now be eradicated on Exmoor.
Hypophyllus obscurellusa dolichopodid fly
Ischiolepta denticulata (Meigen)a lesser dung fly
Iteomyia capreaea gall midgeGalls on Willows.
Jaapiella veronicaea gall midgeGalls on Germander Speedwell.
Janetiella lemeia gall midgeGalls on elm.
Leia crucigeraa fungus gnat
Lejogaster metallinaa hoverflyWet meadows
Leptarthrus brevirostrisa robber flyIn grassland.
Leptocera fontinalisa lesser dung fly
Leptogaster cylindricaa robber flyGrassland.
Leptogaster guttiventrisa robber flyGrassland.
Leptopa filiformisa dung fly
Leucozona glauciaa hoverflyWoodland margins.
Leucozona laternariaa hoverflyLush vegetation
Leucozona lucoruma hoverfly
Liancalus virensa dolichopodid fly
Limnophila (Eloeophila) maculataa craneflyCommon.
Limnophila (Eloeophila) mundataa craneflyAquatic larvae.
Limnophila (Eloeophila) submarmorataa craneflyAquatic larvae in mud.
Limnophila (Euphylidorea) apertaa craneflyLocal.
Limnophila (Euphylidorea) fulvonervosaa craneflyCommon.
Limnophila (Phylidorea) ferrugineaa craneflyDamp sites.
Limnophila nemoralis agg.a cranefly
Limnophila punctataa craneflyDamp sites.
Limnophila separataa craneflyCommon.
Limnophora ripariaa muscid flyBy streams
Limnophora sp.a muscid fly
Limonia (Dicranomyia) aquosaa craneflyShaded wet rocks
Limonia (Dicranomyia) autumnalisa craneflyCommon.
Limonia (Dicranomyia) choreaa cranefly
Limonia (Dicranomyia) didymaa craneflyBy streams
Limonia (Dicranomyia) fuscaa craneflyBy streams
Limonia (Neolimonia) dumetoruma craneflyCommon.
Limonia (Rhipidia) duplicataa craneflyCommon
Limonia affinisa craneflyBy streams
Limonia dilutiora cranefly
Limonia macrostigmaa craneflyCommon.
Limonia nubeculosaa craneflyCommon.
Limonia tripunctataa craneflySyn. L.phragmitidis. Common.
Lipara lucensa flyGall on Phragmites. (Reed)
Lipoptena cerviDeer KedNewly emerged adults on tree foliage.
Lipsothrix nervosaa craneflySeepages in woods.
Lipsothrix remotaa craneflyCommon.
Liriomyza amoenaa leaf-mining flyOn Elder
Liriomyza artemisicolaa leaf-mining flyOn Mugwort
Liriomyza centaureaea leaf-mining flyOn Knapweed
Liriomyza cicerinaa leaf-mining flyOn Rest-harrow
Liriomyza congestaa leaf-mining flyOn Galega officinalis
Liriomyza demeijereia leaf-mining flyOn Mugwort
Liriomyza erucifoliia leaf-mining fly
Liriomyza eupatorianaA leaf-mining flyOn Hemp Agrimony.
Liriomyza eupatoriia leaf-mining flyon Hemp Agrimony.
Liriomyza flaveolaa leaf-mining flyOn Creeping Soft-grass
Liriomyza hieraciia leaf-mining flyOn Hawkweed.
Liriomyza morioa leaf-mining fly
Liriomyza ptarmicaea leaf-mining flyOn Yarrow
Liriomyza pusillaa leaf-mining flyOn Daisy
Liriomyza sonchia leaf-mining flyOn Sowthistle spp.
Liriomyza strigataa leaf-mining flyOn Hemp Agrimony
Liriomyza valerianaea leaf-mining flyMines on Valeriana officinalis
Lonchaea choreaa fly
Lonchaea laticornisa fly
Lonchoptera luteaa pointed-wing flyIn damp woodland.
Lonchoptera meijerei Collina pointed-wing fly
Lonchoptera tristisa pointed-wing flyIn woodland litter
Lordiphosa andalusiaca Strobla fly
Lotophila atra (Meigen)a lesser dung fly
Lucilia ampullaceaa blue bottle or green bottleWoodland
Lucilia caesarGreenbottle
Lucilia illustrisa blue bottle or green bottle
Lyciella decempunctatusa fly
Lyciella pallidiventrisa fly
Lyciella platycephalaa fly
Lyciella roridaa fly
Lyciella stylataa fly
Lypha dubia (Fallén)a fly
Machimus atricapillusa robber fly
Macrocera anglicaa fungus gnat
Macrocera angulataa fungus gnatCommon.
Macrocera centralisa fungus gnat
Macrocera fasciataa fungus gnatCommon.
Macrocera luteaa fungus gnat
Macrocera parvaa fungus gnat
Macrocera phalerataa fungus gnat
Macrocera stigmaa fungus gnatCommon.
Macrocera stigmoidesa fungus gnatCommon.
Macrocera tuscaa fungus gnatRare.
Macrocera vittataa fungus gnatCommon.
Macrodiplosis dryobiaa gall midgeGalls on oak.
Macrodiplosis volvensa gall midgeGalls on oak.
Macropelopia sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Macrorrhyncha flavaa fungus gnat
Malacomyia sciomyzina (Haliday)a fly
Masicera pavoniaea parasitic flyShould be deleted from Exmoor list.
Melangyna arcticaa hoverfly
Melangyna compositaruma hoverfly
Melangyna labiataruma hoverfly
Melangyna umbellataruma hoverfly
Melanostoma mellinuma hoverflyWoodland margins.
Melanostoma scalarea hoverflyGrassland.
Melieria omissaa flyOn vegetation by ponds & streams.
Meliscaeva auricollisa hoverfly
Meliscaeva cinctellaa hoverfly
Melophagus ovinusSheep Ked
Merodon equestrisNARCISSUS FLY
Mesembrina meridianaa muscid flyWoods and hedgerows
Metasyrphus latifasciatusa hoverflyOpen or wet areas
Metopia grandiia flesh flyA Record from Dunster 1953 Very rare
Metopomyza violiphagaa leaf-mining flyOn Violet
Metriocnemus sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Microchrysa cyaneiventrisa soldier fly
Microchrysa flavicornisa soldier fly
Microchrysa politaa soldier fly
Microdon mutabilisa hoverflyMarshy glades.
Micropsectra sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Microtendipes sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Miltogramma germari Meigena flesh fly
Miltogramma punctatuma flesh fly
Minettia inustaa fly
Minettia tabidiventris (?)a fly
Molophilus appendiculatusa craneflyCommon.
Molophilus bifidusa craneflyCommon.
Molophilus czizekia craneflyRare. RDB3.
Molophilus mediusa craneflyCommon.
Molophilus occultusa craneflyWet ground. Local.
Molophilus ochraceusa craneflyCommon.
Molophilus pusillusa cranefly
Molophilus serpentigera craneflyCommon.
Morellia aenescens Robineau-Desvoidya muscid fly
Morellia hortoruma muscid flyIn woodland
Mormia caliginosaa moth fly/owl midgeVaried damp sites
Musca autumnalisFace FlySyn. Eumusca autumnalis DeGeer. Hibernates in large swarms in attics.
Musca domesticaHouse FlyIn houses
Myathropa floreaa hoverfly
Mycetophila adumbrataa fungus gnat
Mycetophila aleaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila britannicaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila cinguluma fungus gnat
Mycetophila curvisetaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila edwardsia fungus gnat
Mycetophila finlandicaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila forcipataa fungus gnat
Mycetophila formosaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila fraternaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila fungoruma fungus gnat
Mycetophila ichneumoneaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila lastovkiaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila marginataa fungus gnat
Mycetophila ocellusa fungus gnat
Mycetophila ornataa fungus gnat
Mycetophila pumilaa fungus gnat
Mycetophila signatoidesa fungus gnat
Mycetophila unipunctataa fungus gnat
Mycetophila vittipesa fungus gnat
Mycomya annulataa fungus gnat
Mycomya cinerascensa fungus gnat
Mycomya circumdataa fungus gnat
Mycomya fimbriataa fungus gnat
Mycomya marginataa fungus gnat
Mycomya parva (Dziedzicki)a fungus gnat
Mycomya pectiniferaa fungus gnat
Mycomya trilineataa fungus gnat
Mycomya winnertzia fungus gnat
Mycophaga testacea (Gimmerthal)a fly
Myopa strandia fly
Nemorimyza posticataa leaf-mining flyOn Wild Golden rod
Nemotelus nigrinusa soldier fly
Nemotelus notatus Zetterstedta soldier fly
Nemotelus uliginosusa soldier flyIn marshes.
Neoascia geniculataa hoverfly
Neoascia podagricaa hoverflyLush herbage
Neoleria ruficepsa flyMoorland fringes.
Neomyia viridescens (Robinson-Desvoidy)a muscid fly
Neopachygaster meromelaenaa soldier fly
Neoplatyura biumbrataa fungus gnat
Neoplatyura nigricaudaa fungus gnat
Nephrotoma dorsalis (Fabricius)a cranefly
Nephrotoma flavipalpis (Meigen)a cranefly
Nephrotoma quadrifariaa cranefly
Neuratelia nemoralisa fungus gnat
Neuratelia nigricornisa fungus gnat
Neurigona pallidaa dolichopodid fly
Neuroctena anilis (Fallén)a fly
Notolopha cristataa fungus gnatSyn. Allodiopsis cristata.
Nupedia infirmaa flySyn. Pegoplata infirma
Nyctia halterataa flesh fly
Ocydromia glabriculaa dance fly
Odinia boletinaa fly
Oedalea holmgrenia dance fly
Oedalea stigmatellaa dance fly
Oestrus ovisSheep Nostril Fly
Oligotrophus betulaea gall midgeGalls on birch
Oligotrophus fagineusa gall midgeGalls on beech.
Opacifrons coxata (Stenhammar)a lesser dung fly
Ophiomyia cunctataa leaf-mining flyOn Sowthistle spp.
Ophiomyia pulicariaa leaf-mining flyOn Sowthistle spp.
Oplodontha viridulaa soldier flyIn marshes.
Opomyza florum (Fabricius)a fly
Opomyza germinationisa fly
Orfelia fasciataa fungus gnat
Orfelia nemoralisa fungus gnatCommon.
Orfelia nigricornisa fungus gnat
Orfelia unicolora fungus gnat
Ormosia bicornisa cranefly
Ormosia nodulosaa craneflyOn dead wood by streams
Ornithomya aviculariaa flat flyMost frequent on owls and pigeons
Oropezella sphenopteraa dance flyAmong Vaccinium.
Orthocladius sp.a non-biting midge
Orthonevra nobilisa hoverfly
Orthonevra splendensa hoverflyWet sites.
Oxycera pardalina Meigena soldier fly
Oxycera raraa soldier fly
Pachygaster atraa soldier flyIn dead wood.
Palaeodocosia janickiia fungus gnat
Palloptera umbellataruma flyGrazed river meadows.
Pamponerus germanicusa robber flyMainly coastal.
Paraclusia tigrinaa flyOld or diseased trees
Paracraspedothrix montivago Ville.a tachinid fly
Paradelphomyia senilisa craneflyCommon
Paragus haemorrhousa hoverflyDry heath grassland
Parametriocnemus stylatusa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Paraphytomyza fulvicornisa leaf-mining flyOn Goat Willow.
Paraphytomyza hendelianaa leaf-mining flyOn Honeysuckle & Snowberry
Paraphytomyza hendeliana/loniceraea leaf-mining fly
Paraphytomyza heringia leaf-mining flyOn ash
Paraphytomyza populia leaf-mining flyOn Black Poplar
Paraphytomyza populicolaa leaf-mining flyOn Black Poplar
Paraphytomyza tridentataa leaf-mining flyOn Crack Willow
Parasyrphus annulatusa hoverfly
Parasyrphus mallinellusa hoverfly
Parasyrphus punctulatusa hoverfly
Paratanytarsus sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Parhelophilus versicolora hoverfly
Pedicia (Amalopis) occulataa craneflyOpen seepages.
Pedicia (Crunobia) littoralisa craneflyBy streams
Pedicia (Crunobia) stramineaa craneflySeepages
Pedicia (Ludicia) claripennisa craneflyOpen seepages.
Pedicia (Tricyphona) immaculataa craneflyCommon.
Pedicia rivosaa craneflyIn damp sites.
Pegomya albimargoa flySyn. P. flavifrons (Walker) Mines on Silene dioica
Pegomya hyoscyamia flyMines on Common Orache.
Pegomya nigrisquamaa fly
Pegomyia pulchripesa fly
Pelidnoptera fuscipennisa snail-killing fly
Pentapedilum sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Peplomyza lituraa fly
Pericoma canescensa moth fly/owl midgeVaried damp sites
Pericoma fallaxa moth fly/owl midgeVaried damp sites
Pericoma fuliginosaa moth fly/owl midgeCame to light trap
Pericoma neglectaa moth fly/owl midgeVaried damp sites
Pericoma nubilaa moth fly/owl midgeVaried damp sites
Phaonia angelicaea muscid fly
Phaonia fuscata (Fallén)a muscid fly
Phaonia incanaa muscid fly
Phaonia mysticaa muscid fly
Phaonia pallidaa muscid fly
Phaonia rufiventris (Scopoli)a muscid fly
Phaonia subventaa muscid fly
Phaonia tuguriorum (Scopoli)a muscid fly
Phasia barbifrons Gieschnera parasitic fly
Phasia hemipteraa parasitic flyParasite of Hemiptera (bugs) Specimen in Reading Museum from Doone Valley 1988.
Phasia obesa (Fabricius)a parasitic fly
Pherbellia albocostataa snail-killing fly
Pherbellia dubiaa snail-killing flyDamp woodland
Pherbellia nanaa snail-killing fly
Pherbellia scutellarisa snail-killing fly
Phormia terraenovaea blue bottle or green bottle
Phronia basalisa fungus gnat
Phronia biarcuataa fungus gnat
Phronia cinerascensa fungus gnat
Phronia conformisa fungus gnat
Phronia contanicaa fungus gnat
Phronia exiguaa fungus gnat
Phronia flavipesa fungus gnat
Phronia forcipataa fungus gnat
Phronia humeralisa fungus gnat
Phronia nigricornisa fungus gnat
Phronia nitidiventrisa fungus gnat
Phronia notataa fungus gnat
Phronia signataa fungus gnat(Phronia stinata)?
Phronia strenuaa fungus gnat
Phronia tarsataa fungus gnat
Phthinia winnertzia fungus gnat
Phyllodromia melanocephalaa dance fly
Physiphora alceaea flyMost numerous in hot summers.
Physocephala rufipes (Fabricius)a fly
Phyto melanocephala (Meigen)a wood-louse fly
Phytoliriomyza hilarellaa leaf-mining flyOn bracken
Phytoliriomyza melampygaa leaf-mining flyOn Indian balsom.
Phytomyza agromyzinaa leaf-mining flyOn Dogwood
Phytomyza angelicaea leaf-mining fly
Phytomyza angelicastria leaf-mining flyOn Wild Angelica
Phytomyza aprilinaa leaf-mining flyOn Honeysuckle & Snowberry
Phytomyza aquilegiaea leaf-mining flyOn Columbine.
Phytomyza artemisivoraa leaf-mining flyOn Mugwort
Phytomyza bipunctataa leaf-mining flyOn Echinops sp.
Phytomyza calthivoraa leaf-mining flyon Caltha palustris
Phytomyza calthophilaA leaf-mining flyOn Caltha palustris
Phytomyza chaerophyllia leaf-mining flyOn Umbellifers
Phytomyza cirsiia leaf-mining flyOn thistles.
Phytomyza conii Heringa leaf-mining flyOn Conium maculatum
Phytomyza conyzaea leaf-mining flyOn Fleabane
Phytomyza crassisetaa leaf-mining flyOn Germander Speedwell
Phytomyza cytisia leaf-mining flyOn Laburnum
Phytomyza fallaciosaa leaf-mining flyOn Ranunculus spp.
Phytomyza glecomaea leaf-mining flyOn Ground ivy
Phytomyza horticolaa leaf-mining flyOn many herbaceous plants
Phytomyza ilicisHolly Leaf Gall FlyOn Holly.
Phytomyza lappaea leaf-mining flyOn Burdock.
Phytomyza leucanthemia leaf-mining flyOn Ox-eye Daisy
Phytomyza loniceraea leaf-mining flyOn Lonicera and Leycesteria
Phytomyza marginellaa leaf-mining flyOn Dandelions and Hawkweeds.
Phytomyza miliia leaf-mining flyOn Wood Millet grass.
Phytomyza minusculaa leaf-mining flyOn Columbine
Phytomyza nigraa leaf-mining flyOn Holcus and Brachypodium grasses.
Phytomyza obscuraA leaf-mining flyOn Calamint
Phytomyza obscurellaa leaf-mining flyOn Ground Elder. Rare.
Phytomyza periclymenia leaf-mining flyON LONICERA & LEYCESTERIA
Phytomyza petoeia leaf-mining flyOn Mint sp.
Phytomyza plantaginisa leaf-mining flyOn Plantain spp.
Phytomyza primulaea leaf-mining flyOn Primrose
Phytomyza pullulaa leaf-mining flyOn Chamomile
Phytomyza ranunculia leaf-mining flyOn Lesser Celandine & Creeping buttercup.
Phytomyza ranunculicolaa leaf-mining flyOn Meadow Buttercup
Phytomyza ranunculivoraa leaf-mining flyOn Creeping Buttercup
Phytomyza scolopendria leaf-mining flyOn Hartstongue fern
Phytomyza solidaginisa leaf-mining flyOn wild Golden rod
Phytomyza spinaciaea leaf-mining flyOn Creeping thistle.
Phytomyza spondyliia leaf-mining flyOn Hogweed
Phytomyza syngenesiaea leaf-mining flyOn Sowthistle spp.
Phytomyza tanacetia leaf-mining flyOn Tansy
Phytomyza tetrastichaa leaf-mining flyOn Mint (Mentha x villosa)
Phytomyza tussilaginisa leaf-mining flyOn Coltsfoot and Winter Heliotrope.
Phytomyza virgaureaea leaf-mining flyOn wild Golden rod
Phytomyza vitalbaea leaf-mining flyOn wild Clematis
Phytosciara flavipesa flyIn deciduous woodlands.
Pilaria batavaa craneflySeepages, usually rather basic.
Pilaria discicollisa craneflyCommon.
Pilaria filataa craneflySyn. Neolimnomyia filata
Pilaria fuscipennisa craneflySeepages.
Pipiza austriacaa hoverflyDamp sites
Pipiza bimaculataa hoverfly
Pipiza noctilucaa hoverfly
Platycephala planifronsa flyWaterside vegetation & reed-beds.
Platycheirus albimanusa hoverflySyn. P. cyaneus (Muller)
Platycheirus angustatusa hoverflyDamp grassland
Platycheirus clypeatus agg.a hoverfly
Platycheirus clypeatus sens. str.a hoverfly
Platycheirus manicatusa hoverfly
Platycheirus occultus Goldlin de Tiefenau et al.a hoverfly
Platycheirus peltatusa hoverfly
Platycheirus scutatusa hoverfly
Platypalpus ciliarisa dance fly
Platypalpus luteusa dance fly
Platypalpus notatusa dance fly
Platypalpus parvicaudaa dance fly
Platypalpus pectoralisa dance fly
Platystoma seminationisa flyRank vegetation; varied habitats.
Platyura marginataa fungus gnat
Poecilobothrus nobilitatusa dolichopodid fly
Polietes lardariaa muscid flyIn light woodland
Pollenia angustigena Wainwrighta fly
Pollenia labialis Robineau-Desvoidya fly
Pollenia rudisa blue bottle or green bottle
Polylepta guttiventrisa fungus gnat
Portevinia maculataa hoverfly
Potthastia gaediia non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Potthastia longimanaa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Praomyia leachiia soldier flyFrom beetle burrows especially in oak.
Prodiamesa olivaceaa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Psectrocladius sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Pseudexechia trisignataa fungus gnat
Pseudobrachypeza helveticaa fungus gnat
Pseudocollinella humida (Haliday) (Syn. Opacifrons humida)a fungus gnat
Pseudolimnophila lucoruma craneflyCommon.
Pseudolimnophila sepiuma craneflyCommon.
Pseudonupedia intersectaa flySyn. Paradelia intersecta
Psila rosaea fly
Psilopa nitidula (Fallén)a fly
Psychoda alternataa moth fly/owl midgeVaried damp sites
Ptiolina obscuraa snipe fly
Ptychoptera albimanaa flyCommon
Ptychoptera lacustrisa flyBy streams
Pyrophaena granditarsaa hoverflyMeadows
Pyrophaena rosaruma hoverflyMeadows
Rachispoda limosa (Fallén)a lesser dung fly
Renocera pallidaa snail-killing flySeepages in alder carr
Rhabdophaga marginemtorquensa gall midgeGalls on willow.
Rhabdophaga salicisa gall midgeStem gall on willow.
Rhagio lineolaa snipe fly
Rhagio scolopaceaa snipe fly
Rhagio tringariusa snipe fly
Rhagoletis alternata (Fallén)a fruit fly
Rhamphomyia (Aclonempis) albohirtaa dance fly
Rhamphomyia (Aclonempis) longipesa dance fly
Rhamphomyia (Holoclera) flavaa dance fly
Rhamphomyia (Holoclera) umbripennisa dance fly
Rhamphomyia (Lundstroemiella) hybotinaa dance fly
Rhamphomyia (Megacyttarus) anomalipennisa dance fly
Rhamphomyia (Megacyttarus) crassirostrisa dance fly
Rhamphomyia (Pararhamphomyia) dentipesa dance fly
Rhamphomyia (Pararhamphomyia) tarsataa dance fly
Rhamphomyia nitidulaa dance fly
Rhaphium appendiculatuma dolichopodid fly
Rhaphium caliginosuma dolichopodid flyNear water
Rhaphium longicorne (Fallén)a dolichopodid fly
Rhaphium monotrichuma dolichopodid fly
Rheocricotopus chalybeatusa non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Rheotanytarsus sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Rhingia campestrisa hoverfly
Rhinophora lepidaa fly
Rhopalomyia millefoliia gall midge
Rondaniola bursariaa gall midgeGalls on Ground-ivy.
Rymosia bifidaa fungus gnat
Rymosia fasciataa fungus gnat
Rymosia placidaa fungus gnat
Rymosia virensa fungus gnat
Sapromyza sexpunctataa fly
Sapromyza sordidaa fly
Sarcophaga sinuata Meigena flesh fly
Sargus bipunctatusa soldier fly
Sargus iridatusa soldier fly
Scaeva pyrastria hoverfly
Scaptomyza flavaa fruit flyMines on Tropaeolum majus
Scaptomyza graminuma fruit flyMines on Chenopodium album
Scaptomyza pallidaa leaf-mining flyMines on Allium cepa
Scatella paludum (Meigen)a shore fly
Scathophaga furcataa dung fly
Scathophaga inquinata Meigena dung fly
Scathophaga stercorariaa dung fly
Scathophaga suillaa dung fly
Sceptonia membranaceaa fungus gnat
Sciapus longulusa dolichopodid fly
Sciapus platypterusa dolichopodid fly
Sciara thomaea flyCommon on Hogweed umbels.
Scleroprocta pentagonalisa craneflyOn dead wood by streams
Scleroprocta sororculaa craneflyOn dead wood by streams
Senometopia excisaa parasitic flyA record dated 1895 in Belshaw (R.) 1993 Handbook for the Iden. of Br. Insects Vol. 10 Pt. 4a (i) Royal En. Soc. Specimen in BM. From Lynton.
Sepsis cynipseaa lesser dung fly
Sepsis orthocnemis Freya lesser dung fly
Sericomyia lapponaa hoverflySeepages
Sericomyia silentisa hoverfly
Sicus ferrugineusa fly
Simulium angustitarsea black flyBy flowing water.
Simulium argyreatuma black flyBy flowing water.
Simulium aureuma black flyBy flowing water.
Simulium brevicaulea black flyBy flowing water.
Simulium equinuma black flyBy flowing water.
Simulium ornatuma black flyBy flowing water.
Simulium reptansa black flyBy flowing water.
Simulium rheophiluma black flyRecords of this from R. Exe 1978 by S.W. Water but now synonymous with S. argyreatum.
Simulium vernuma black flyBy flowing water.
Sitodiplosis phalaridisa gall midge
Spelobia cambrica (Richards)a lesser dung fly
Spelobia nana (Rondani)a lesser dung fly
Spelobia palmataa lesser dung fly
Speolepta leptogastera fungus gnat
Sphaerophoria interrupta (Fabricius)a hoverfly
Sphaerophoria philanthaa hoverflyWoodland margins.
Sphaerophoria scriptaa hoverfly
Sphegina clunipesa hoverflyWet dead wood
Sphegina kimakowiczia hoverflyNow included with S. elygans
Sphegina verecundaa hoverflyOn wet dead wood.
Stempellinella sp.a non-biting midgeBy flowing water.
Stomoxys calcitransStable FlyBites animals and humans
Suillia atricornisa flySyn. Allophyla atricornis
Suillia bicolora flySyn. Hetomyza bicolor
Suillia