Insects and other invertebrates
It is said that there may be between six and ten million species of insects and they represent over 90% of the different lifeforms on earth. But how many of these can be found in Fineshade Wood?
We are encouraging the recording of all types of insects in Fineshade and are gradually be adding other webpages about them.
Scarce Chaser Dragonfly - most unusual in woodland
Black Sexton Beetle (with infestation of Gamasid mites)
Male Broad-bodied Chaser
Dark Bush Cricket
Goldenrod Crab Spider (so not an insect!)
Red Longhorn Beetle (female)
Pterosticus madidus - a ground beetle
Hoverfly, Volucella inflata