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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.

Calling all invertebrate specialists

Do you have records and pictures of species at Fineshade that we could share?  Can we encourage you to carry out further surveys here?


Fineshade Wood Dragonfly

Scarce Chaser Dragonfly - most unusual in woodland

Fineshade Wood Sexton Beetle

Black Sexton Beetle (with infestation of Gamasid mites)

Fineshade Wood Dragonfly

Male Broad-bodied Chaser

Fineshade Wood Cricket

Dark Bush Cricket

Crab Spider Fineshade Wood

Goldenrod Crab Spider (so not an insect!)

Fineshade Wood Cockchafer


Fineshade Wood Beetle

Pterosticus madidus - a ground beetle

Fineshade Wood Groundhopper

Common Groundhopper

Fineshade Wood Grasshopper

Meadow Grasshopper

Fineshade Wood Shieldbug

Green Shieldbug

Longhorn Beetle Fineshade Wood

Red Longhorn Beetle (female)

Hoverfly Fineshade Wood

Hoverfly, Volucella inflata

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