Archives for category: Insects

The most recent records this check list is based on come predominately from the 2006/07 Invertebrate Survey (Collins, Edwards, Hodge & Phillips) and a few additional records from visiting entomologists. Species recorded during the 2006/07 Invertebrate Survey are marked with ★.

Class INSECTA Linnaeus, 1758
Order ORTHOPTERA

Suborder ENSIFERA Ander, 1939
Superfamily TETTIGONIOIDEA Stoll, 1787
Family TETTIGONIIDAE Stoll, 1787
Subfamily MECONEMATINAE Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878
Tribe MECONEMATINI Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878
MECONEMA Serville, 1831
thalassinum (De Geer, 1773) Oak Bush-cricket ★
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So what biodiversity projects are going on in Hastings at the moment?

Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve Restoration Project

The largest and most significant project is the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve restoration project. We are restoring heathland and coastal grassland, improving farmland for wildlife and have a busy schedule of biodiversity monitoring underway.

Marline Valley Nature Reserve and St Helens Park Nature Reserve Invertebrate Survey

The field work for the invertebrate survey of Marline Valley Nature Reserve and St Helens Park Nature Reserve has just been completed and the project report is currently in progress. This will give us valuable information on the invertebrate fauna of some of the best grassland in Hastings and some baseline data on the gill stream in Marline Wood.

Habitat Improvements within Alexandra Park

The Rangers have been undertaking work with Ian Standivan, local ornithological consultant, and a great team of volunteers to improve the Buckshole Reservoir catchment ponds for wildlife. A bird ringing study has also been started at Shornden Meadow with some subsequent habitat management to improve the meadow and pond edge scrub for birds.

Hastings Weald Landbird Migration Study

A Hastings Weald Landbird Migration Study is being coordinated by local naturalist Andrew Grace to put together some coordinated data on the bird migration that takes place in the skies over Hastings every autumn.

Check List of the Auchenorhyncha (Hemiptera, Homoptera) of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.

The records this check list is based on come predominately from the 2006/07 Invertebrate Survey (Collins, Edwards, Hodge & Phillips) and a few ad hoc records. Species recorded during the 2006/07 Invertebrate Survey are marked with ★. Distribution tags: [GB Universal] – found from the south coast to north coast of Scotland, [GB Widespread] – found from the south coast to southern Scotland.
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