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Flora & Fauna - Invertebrates

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Most of the invertebrates seen in the meadows are insects, though snails such as Kentish Snail and Heath Snail have also been observed. 

The Insect Class is the largest in the animal kingdom, and it is customary to divide it into a number of Orders. Members of the following orders have been recorded:

Coleoptera

Five different Ladybirds

Soldier Beetles

Wood-boring Beetles

Many of the old pollards show considerable evidence of damage to the exposed heartwood by wood-boring beetles.

Ephemeraptera

Mayfly

Odonata

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Neuroptera

Alder Fly

Diptera

True flies

Lepidoptera

Butterflies and Moths

Seven different butterflies have been seen in the meadows, and many more are probably present

Hemiptera

Shield Bug

Orthoptera

Grasshoppers and Ground-hoppers

Hymenoptera

Ants

Bees

Wasps

Arachnida

Spiders

Photographs taken by John Notman of the Salisbury & District Natural History Society

7-spot Ladybird
Alder Fly

7-spot Ladybird

Alder Fly

Banded Agrion Damselfly (male)
Azure Damselfly

Banded Agrion
Damselfly (male)

Azure Damselfly

(male)

Crane Fly
Dung Fly

Crane Fly

Dung Fly

Common Blue Butterfly (male)
Mullein Moth (larva)

Common Blue
Butterfly (male)

Mullein Moth
(larva)

White Butterfly
Shield Bug

White Butterfly

Shield Bug

Grasshopper
Wolf Spider

Grasshopper

Wolf Spider

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