Portland Insects

Insects I have recorded and photographed (when possible) on the Isle of Portland since 30 May 17

They are to the best of my knowledge correct, however if there are any which are incorrect please let me know.

*First seen will be in red bold with dates
(Species of real interest in Pink)

Beetles, Snails, Grasshoppers, Crickets, Spiders, Ants etc.

ANTS

Formicidae

Not Recorded Yet


BEES

Apidae - True bees and Bumblebees

Hairy-footed Flower Bee - Anthophora plumipes
First Recorded - 23 Apr 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

 Common Carder Bee - Bombus pascuorum
First recorded -  12 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Hill or Red-tailed Cuckoo-bee - Bombus rupestris
First recorded -  11 Jul 17 (Rufus Castle)

Red-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus lapidarius
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Gooden's Nomad Bee - Nomada goodeniana
First Recorded - 23 Apr 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)
Andrenidea - Mining Bees

Early Mining Bee - Andrena haemorrhoa
First Recorded - 23 Apr 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Yellow-legged Mining-bee - Andrena flavipes
First recorded 26 Mar 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Megachilidae - Mason Bees

Blue Mason Bee - Osmia caerulescens
First recorded - 18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


Leafcutter Bee Megachile centuncularis
First recorded -  10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Colletinae - Ivy Bees



 Ivy Bee Colletes hederae
First Recorded - 19 Sep 17 (Rufus Castle)


BEETLES

Cantharidae - Soldier Beetles

Common Red Soldier Beetles Rhagonycha fulva
First Recorded - 25 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Oedemeridae - False blister beetles

Swollen-thighed Beetle Oedemera nobilis (Female)

Swollen-thighed Beetle Oedemera nobilis (Male)
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Scarabaeidae - Dung and Scarab Beetles

Summer Chafer - Amphimallon solstitiale
First Recorded - 1 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Rose Chafer - Cetonia aurata
First Recorded - 5 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)


BUGS

Miridae

Common Green Capsid - Lygocoris pabulinus
First Recorded - 6 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

CADDIS FLIES

Not Recorded Yet


CRICKETS

Tettigoniidae

Speckled Bush Cricket Leptophyes punctatissima
First Recorded - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Dark Bush-cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera (A reddish coloured specimen)

Dark Bush-cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera (A brown coloured specimen)
First Recorded - 26 Jun 17 (Church Ope Cove)

DAMSELFLIES

Coenagrionidae - Red and Blue Damselflies

Blue-tailed Damselfly
First recorded - 19 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


DARTERS

Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum
First recorded - 21 Jul 17 (St Andrews Church)


FLIES

Dolichopodidae

Semaphore fly - Poecilobothrus nobilitatus
First recorded - 24 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


 Moth Fly - Tonnoiriella pulchra
First recorded - 7 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


Dagger Fly - Empis tessellata
First recorded -  10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Muscidae

Orange Muscid Fly Phaonia pallida
First recorded - 26 Jul 17 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Bombyliidae - Bee flies

Dark-edged Bee-fly - Bombylius major
First recorded - 11 Apr 18 (Penn's Weare)

Tachinidae

Eriothrix rufomaculata
First Recorded - 30 Jun 17 (Church Ope Cove)


GRASSHOPPERS


Common Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus

Common Field Grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus
First Recorded - 14 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

Common Green Grasshopper - Omocestus viridulus
First Recorded - 2 Jul 17 (South West Coast path)

Meadow Grasshopper - Chorthippus parallelus
First Recorded - 2 Jul 17 (South West Coast path)

 Mottled Grasshopper Myrmeloetettix maculatus
First Recorded - 19 Sep 17 (Wakeham)


HARVESTMEN

Sclerosomatidae

Harvestman Leiobunum blackwalli
First Recorded - 9 Sep 17 (St Andrews Church Woods)

HAWKERS

Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta
First Recorded - 17 Aug 17 (St Andrew's Church Grounds)


HOVERFLIES

Cheilosiini


Hoverfly Ferdinandea cuprea

Hoverfly Ferdinandea cuprea
First Recorded - 27 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)

Chrysotoxum

Wasp-mimic Hoverfly Chrysotoxum cautum

Wasp-mimic Hoverfly Chrysotoxum cautum
First Recorded - 5 Aug 17 (Bumpers Lane)

Epistrophe

Hoverfly - Epistrophe eligans
First Recorded - 23 Apr 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

Episyrphus

Marmalade Hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus
First recorded - 15 Jun 17 (Perryfields Quarry)

Eristalis

Common Dronefly - Eristalis tenax
First recorded - 19 Jul 17 (St Andrews Church)

Tapered Drone Fly - Eristalis pertinax
First recorded - 19 Jul 17 (St Andrews Church)


Drone Fly - Eristalis abusivus
First recorded - 5 Aug 17 (St Andrews Church)

Eupeodes

Eupeodes luniger
First recorded - 16 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Melanostoma


Melanostoma scalare
First recorded -  18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Myathropa

Dead Head Fly Myathropa florea 

Dead Head Fly Myathropa florea 
First Recorded - 15 Jul 17 (St Andrew's Church)

Platycheirus

White-footed Hoverfly Platycheirus albimanus
First Recorded - 24 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Sphaerophoria



Pied Hoverfly - Scaeva pyrastri.

Pied Hoverfly Scaeva pyrastri
First recorded -  19 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Syrphus

Syrphus ribesii
First recorded - 24 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


Syrphus torvus
First recorded -  26 Mar 18 (St Andrew's Church)

Volucellini


Pellucid Hoverfly Volucella pellucens


Pellucid Hoverfly Volucella pellucens
First Recorded - 13 Jul 17 (St Andrews Church)

Hornet Mimic Hoverfly Volucella zonaria
First Recorded - 26 Jun 17 (St Andrews Church)

Mimic Bee Hoverfly - Volucella plumata
First recorded -  10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Xanthogramma

Xanthogramma pedissequum
First recorded - 9 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)


LACEWINGS

Not Recorded Yet



LADYBIRDS

Coccinellidae

7-spot Ladybird - Coccinella septempunctata
First recorded - 4 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

10-spot Ladybird - Adalia decempunctata
First recorded - 11 Apr 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)

LEAFHOPPERS

Cicadellidae

Leafhopper - Mocydia crocea
First Recorded - 17 Apr 18 (Combefield Quarry)

SAWFLIES

Not Recorded Yet



SHIELDBUGS

Pentatomidae

Common Green Shieldbug - Palomena prasina
First recorded - 18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


Red-legged Shieldbug - Pentatoma rufipes
First recorded - 21 Jul 17 (Rufus Castle)

 Hairy Shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum
First Recorded - 19 Sep 17 (Wakeham)


Coreidae

Dock Bug - Coreus marginatus
First Recorded - 2 Jul 17 (South West Coast path)

SILVERFISH

 Silverfish Lepisma saccharina
First Recorded - 17 Oct 17 (Wakeham)

SLUGS

Large Red Slug - Arion ater
First Recorded - 26 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


Black Slug - Arion ater
First Recorded - 16 Apr 18 (Bumpers Lane)

SNAILS


Garden Snail - Cornu aspersa
First Recorded - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

White-lipped Banded Snail - Cepaea hortensis

White-lipped Banded Snail Cepaea hortensis
First Recorded - 26 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


SPIDERS

Thomisidae

White Crab Spider Misumena vatia
First Recorded - 25 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Garden Spider Araneus diadematus
First Recorded - 10 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)

 Drassyllus / Zelotes sp.
First Recorded - 6 Sep 17 (East Cliffs)

 Woodlouse Spider Dysdera crocata
First Recorded - 20 Sep 17 (Wakeham)

Giant House-spider Tegenaria duellica
First Recorded - 9 Oct 17 (Wakeham)

Pisauridae

Nursery Web Spider - Pisaura mirabilis
First recorded - 18 Apr 18 (St Andrew's Church)


WASPS

Vespidae

Common Wasp - Vespula vulgaris

Common Wasp Vespula vulgaris
First Recorded - 11 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)

Chrysididae - Ruby-tailed Wasps

Ruby-tailed Wasp Chrysis sp.
First recorded -  18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Crabronidae - Sand Wasps

Sand Wasp Ectemnius sp.
First recorded -  18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Sand Wasp Ectemnius sexcinctus

Sand Wasp - Ectemnius sexcinctus

Sand Wasp Ectemnius sexcinctus

Sand Wasp Ectemnius sexcinctus
First Recorded - 27 Jul 19 (Church Ope Cove)

Eumeninae - Potter and Mason Wasps


 Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus sp.
First recorded -  18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Ichneumonidae - Ichneumon Wasps


Hover Fly Parasite - Diplazon laetatorius
First Recorded - 24 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Ichneumon wasp Ophion scutellaris
First Recorded - 15 Oct 17 (East Weare)


Ichneumon wasp sp.

Ichneumon wasp sp.
First recorded -  18 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Gasteruption assectator or Gasteruption minutum

Gasteruption assectator or Gasteruption minutum
First recorded - 8 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)


Ichneumon wasp sp.
First recorded - 13 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)


WATER BUGS

Not Recorded Yet


WOODLICE, CRUSTACEANS

Oniscidae
Southern Pill Woodlouse Armadillidium depressum
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)


WORMS

Not Recorded Yet

Also recorded but species unknown.

Froghopper - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)