2018 Knoll Gardens Summer Survey

Our 2018 Knoll Gardens Summer Survey recorded wildlife found in the Garden which included Butterflies, Bees, Birds,  Reptiles, Moths and Mammals  and more :-

 

Butterflies

Species Common Name Abundance (notes)
Argynnis paphia silver-washed fritillary 1 (seen regularly over past few weeks)
Aricia agestis brown argus 6 (Good numbers for 2nd brood)
Celastrina argiolus holly blue 4
Gonepteryx rhamni brimstone 1
Leptidea sinapis wood white 1
Maniola jurtina meadow brown 14
Pararge aegeria speckled wood 12 (Good numbers for second brood)
Pieris brassicae large white/ cabbage white 6
Pieris napi green-veined white 5
Pieris rapae small white 7
Polyommatus icarus common blue 6 (male and female)
Pyronia tithonus gatekeeper 4

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Species Common Name Abundance (notes)
Ancistrocerus gazella European potter wasp 1
Andrena denticulata grey banded mining bee 1
Anthophora furcata fork tailed flower bee 1
Apis mellifera honey bee hundreds
Bombus hortorum garden bumble bee 1
Bombus hypnorum tree bumble bee 1
Bombus lapidarius red-tailed bumblebee 1 (male)
Bombus lucorum White tailed bumblebee 1 (Queen)
Bombus pascuorum common carder bee 3
Bombus pratorum early bumble bee 1
Bombus terrestris buff tailed bumblebee 1 (Queen)
Bombus vestalis cuckoo bumblebee 1 (male)
Cerceris rybyensis ornate tailed digger wasp 1 (female)
Dolichovespula media median wasp 1 (male)
Hylaeus communis common yellowface bee 1 (female)
Philanthus triangulum bee wolf wasp 1 (male)
unidentified wasp 2
Vespa crabro hornet 3

Damselflies

Species Common Name Abundance (notes)
Coenagrion puella azur damselfly 1
Lestes sponsa emerald damselfly 1
schnura elegans blue tailed damselfy 2
Enallagma cyathigerum common blue damselfly 1
Ceriagrion tenellum small red damselfly 1

Birds

Species Common Name Abundance (notes)
Buteo buteo buzzard 3
Carduelis chloris greenfinch 2 (males)
Columba palumbus wood pigeon 6
Corvus corone crow 1
Corvus monedula jackdaw 1
Cyanistes caeruleus blue tit 1
Erithacus rubecula robin 4
Fringilla coelebs chaffinch 1 (female)
Garrulus glandarius jay 1
Parus major great tit 1
Periparus ater coal tit 1
Pica pica magpie 1
Picus viridis green woodpecker 1
Pyrrhula pyrrhula bullfinch 3 (2 male 1 female)
Regulus regulus goldcrest 1
Sitta Europaea nuthatch 2
Sturnus vulgaris starling 4 (2 juveniles)
Troglodytes troglodytes wren 2
Turdus merula blackbird 4

Reptiles

Species Common Name Abundance (notes)
Anguis fragilis slow worm 1 (pregnant female)
Rana temporaria common frog 1
Zootoca vivipara common lizard 3
Insects
Species Common Name Abundance (notes)
Aedes cantans mosquito 1
Bibio hortulanus fly 1
Conocephalus discolor longwinged conehead cricket 1
Coreus marginatus dock bug 1
Eristalis inticana drone fly 1
Gerris lacustris pond skater 1
Harmonia axyridis harlequin ladybird 1
Meta segmentata lesser garden spider 1
Myathropa florea batman hoverfly 1
Oniscus asellus woodlouse 1
Palomena prasina common green shieldbug 1
Panorpa communis common scorpionfly 1
Syritta pipiens thick-legged hoverfly 1
Tipulidae daddy longlegs/ cranefly 1
unidentified earwig 1
unidentified black fly 1
Volucella pellucens hoverfly 1

Moths

Species Common Name Abundance (notes)
Abrostola tripartita spectacle 1
Acentria ephemerella water veneer 1
Cyclophora annularia the mocha 1 (scarce)
Cyclophora punctaria maiden’s blush 1
Ecliptopera silaceata small phoenix 1
Elophila nymphaeata brown china mark 1
Furcula furcula sallow kitten 1
Manulea lurideola common footman 1
Miltochrista miniata rosy footman 1
Ochropleura plecta flame shoulder 1
Patania ruralis mother of pearl 1
Perizoma bifaciata barred rivulet 1

Mammals

Species Common Name Abundance (notes)
Soprano pipistrelle bat 1