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Nature

The pages linked to below show some of the nature species seen in Radley. All photographs on these pages were taken in Radley.

Please click on the thumbnail to go the individual posting, clicking on other links such as Family, Species, takes you to a listing page for that item. Click on column headings to sort the postings.

The following is a list of the 50 most recent postings. To access the complete database, use the Nature sub-menus at the top of the page to drill down to the species category you are interested in.

Group Order Family Species Common Name Author Date
Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) photographed 25 May 2015 by B CrowleyInsects
Coleoptera
Scarabaeidae
Phyllopertha horticola
Garden Chafer
B Crowley
2015/05/28
Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) photographed 17 September 2014 by Sue Calvert FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Plutellidae
Plutella xylostella
Diamond-back moth
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/11/02
Brindled Green (Dryobotodes eremita) photographed 17/09/2014 by Sue Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Noctuidae
Dryobotodes eremita
Brindled Green
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/11/02
Chinese Character ( Cilix glaucata) photographed 03 September 2014 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Drepanidae
Cilix glaucata
Chinese Character
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/09/18
Poplar Sawfly (Cladius grandis) - larvae, photographed 02 September 2014 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Larva
Tenthredinidae
Cladius grandis
Poplar Sawfly
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/09/18
Sphaerophoria scripta - a hoverfly (male)Insects
Diptera
Syrphidae
Sphaerophoria scripta
Long Hoverfly
B Crowley
2014/09/14
Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis) photographed 04 July 2014 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Noctuidae
Zanclognatha tarsipennalis
Fan-foot
B Crowley
2014/07/05
Mating Lunar Hornet Moths (Sesia bembeciformis) photographed 30 June 2014 by Bob EelesInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Sesiidae
Sesia bembeciformis
Lunar Hornet Moth
R Eeles
2014/07/03
Figwort weevil -(Cionus scrophulariae) on fuschia leaf, photographed 24 June 2014 by S Calvert FisherInsects
Coleoptera
Curculionoidae
Cionus scrophulariae
Figwort Weevil
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/06/28
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) photographed on Thrupp Lake, 22 June 2014 by B CrowleyBirds, Feral non-native
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Alopochen aegyptiacus
Egyptian Goose
B Crowley
2014/06/28
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) photographed 22 June 2014 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Charadriiformes
Laridae
Larus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull
B Crowley
2014/06/28
Mullein Moth (Shargacucillia verbasci) caterpillar, photographed 22 June 2014 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths, Caterpillar
Noctuidae
Shargacucullia verbasci L.
Mullein
B Crowley
2014/06/28
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata f. Thules) photographed 14 June 2014 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Geometridae
Xanthorhoe fluctuata L.
Garden Carpet
B Crowley
2014/06/28
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) juvenile, photographed 24 May 2014 by S Calvert FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Troglodytidae
Troglodytes troglodytes
Wren
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/06/01
Common Fox Spider (Alopecosa pulverulenta) photographed 18 May 2014 by B CrowleyArachnids
Araneae
Lycosidae
Alopecosa pulverulenta
Common Fox Spider
B Crowley
2014/05/19
Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus) photographed 18 May 2014 by B CrowleyInsects
Hemiptera, Heteroptera
Coreidae
Coreus marginatus
Dock Bug
B Crowley
2014/05/19
Clubiona terrestris - a sac spider, photographed 18 May 2014 by B CrowleyArachnids
Araneae
Clubionidae
Clubiona terrestris
Sac Spider
B Crowley
2014/05/19
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) photographed 05 May 2014 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Accipitriformes
Accipitridae
Milvus milvus
Red Kite
B Crowley
2014/05/16
Cantharis rustica, photographed 16 May 2014 by B CrowleyInsects
Coleoptera
Cantharidae
Cantharis rustica
Rustic Sailor Beetle
B Crowley
2014/05/16
Rugged Oil Beetle (Meloe Rugosus) photographed 01 January 2013 by B CrowleyInsects
Coleoptera
Meloidae
Meloe rugosus
Rugged Oil Beetle
B Crowley
2014/04/14
Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) photographed 10 April 2010 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Hymenoptera, Apocrita, Aculeata
Apidae
Bombus terrestris
Buff-tailed Bumblebee
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/04/14
Lampronia fuscatella - a micromoth, photographed 12 July 2009 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Prodoxidae
Lampronia fuscatella
Scarce Bright
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/04/13
Lilac Beauty (Apeira syringaria) photographed 14 July 2013 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Geometridae
Apeira syringaria
Lilac Beauty
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/04/13
Satellite (Eupsilia transversa), (larva) photographed 09 May 2009 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths, Caterpillar
Noctuidae
Eupsilia transversa
Satellite
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/04/13
Satellite (Eupsilia transversa), (larva) photographed 03 May 2009 by S Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths, Caterpillar
Noctuidae
Eupsilia transversa
Satellite
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/04/13
Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) photographed in 2009 by S Calvert Fisher. Id by Bob Eeles.Insects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Noctuidae
Eupsilia transversa
Satellite
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/04/12
Xanthia aurigo, photographed 19 October 2013 by S Calvert FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Noctuidae
Xanthia aurago
Barred Sallow
S Calvert-Fisher
2013/10/21
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (larva) photographed 19 October 2013 by S Calvert FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths, Caterpillar
Arctiidae
Phragmatobia fuliginosa L.
Ruby Tiger
S Calvert-Fisher
2013/10/19
Orchesella villosa - a springtail, photographed 23 August 2013 by Basil Crowley.Insects
Entomobryomorpha
Entomobryidae
Orchesella villosa
B Crowley
2013/08/23
Larva of Pear Slug Sawfly (Caliroa cerasi) photographed 14 August 2013 by Sue Calvert-FisherInsects
Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Larva
Tenthredinidae
Caliroa cerasi
Pear Slug Sawfly
S Calvert-Fisher
2013/08/14
Neriene montana, a spider, photographed 12 August 2013 by B CrowleyArachnids
Araneae
Linyphiidae
Neriene montana
Spring Hammock-spider
B Crowley
2013/08/12
Green Dock Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula?) photographed 27 July 2013 by B Crowley. Id by Richard Comont.Insects
Coleoptera
Chrysomelidae
Gastrophysa viridula
Green Dock Beetle
B Crowley
2013/07/27
Black Silverhorn (Mystacides azurea) photographed 27/07/13 by Sue Calvert-FisherInsects
Trichoptera
Leptoceridae
Mystacides azurea
Black Silverhorn
S Calvert-Fisher
2013/07/27
Chrysops caucutiens, a horse fly, photographed 22 July 2013 by B CrowleyInsects
Diptera
Tabanidae
Chrysops caecutiens
Splayed Deer Fly
B Crowley
2013/07/22
Fly Bug (Reduvius personatus) photographed 19 July 2013 by B CrowleyInsects
Hemiptera, Heteroptera
Reduviidae
Reduvius personatus
Fly Bug
B Crowley
2013/07/19
Coronet (Craniophora ligustri) photographed 17 July 2012 by B CrowleyInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Noctuidae
Craniophora ligustri
Coronet
B Crowley
2013/07/17
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) in flight over Thrupp Lake. Photographed 14 July 2013 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Charadriiformes
Haematopodidae
Haematopus ostralegus
Oystercatcher
B Crowley
2013/07/14
Udea olivalis, a micromoth, photographed 01 July 2013 by Sue Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Crambidae
Udea olivalis
Olive Pearl
S Calvert-Fisher
2013/07/01
Larva of Palisade Sawfly (Stauronematus platycerus) photographed 01 July 2013 by Sue Calvert-FisherInsects
Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Larva
Tenthredinidae
Stauronematus platycerus
Palisade Sawfly
S Calvert-Fisher
2013/07/01
Deilephila porcellus, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, photographed 20/06/2013 by Sue Calvert-FisherInsects
Lepidoptera, Moths
Sphingidae
Deilephila porcellus L.
Small Elephant Hawkmoth
S Calvert-Fisher
2013/06/20
Salticus cingulatus, a zebra spider, photographed 07 June 2013 by B CrowleyArachnids
Araneae
Salticidae
Salticus cingulatus
B Crowley
2013/06/07
Nettle Aphid (Microlophium carnosum) photographed 06 June 2013 by B CrowleyInsects
Hemiptera, Homoptera
Aphididae
Microlophium carnosum
Nettle Aphid
B Crowley
2013/06/06
Tenthredo livida, a sawfly, photographed 06 June 2013 by B CrowleyInsects
Hymenoptera, Symphyta
Tenthredinidae
Tenthredo livida
B Crowley
2013/06/06
Nephrotoma quadrifaria, a crane-fly, photographed 06 June 2013 by B CrowleyInsects
Diptera
Tipulidae
Nephrotoma quadrifaria
B Crowley
2013/06/06
Meta mengei, photographed 06 June 2013 by B CrowleyArachnids
Araneae
Tetragnathidae
Meta mengei
B Crowley
2013/06/06
Philodromus cespitum, photographed 06 June 2013 by B CrowleyArachnids
Araneae
Thomisidae
Philodromus cespitum
Turf Running Spider
B Crowley
2013/06/06
Willow Flea Beetle (Crepidodera aurata) photographed 06 June 2013 by B CrowleyInsects
Coleoptera
Chrysomelidae
Crepidodera aurata
Willow Flea Beetle
B Crowley
2013/06/06
Stigmatogaster subterranea. Photograph by Basil CrowleyChilopoda
Geophilomorpha
Himantariidae
Stigmatogaster subterranea
Western Yellow Centipede
B Crowley
2013/05/27
A Sciomyzid fly photographed 27 May 2013 by B Crowley.Insects
Diptera
Sciomyzidae
Elgiva cucularia
Snail-eating Fly
B Crowley
2013/05/27
Snail-eating Beetle (Silpha laevigata). Photographed 27 May 2013 by B CrowleyInsects
Coleoptera
Silphidae
Silpha laevigata
Snail-eating Beetle
B Crowley
2013/05/27
Help wanted:

An objective is to construct, an inventory of Radley’s wildlife at the present time. This will provide a baseline against which future generations can monitor changes in biodiversity. This is just a start. So far the list comprises over 1,500 different taxons, which sound a lot but really is just scratching the surface.

You can help by providing information about wildlife in your locality of Radley arising from your observations and sightings. Also, please tell us about any errors you find on these pages.

Also, we would welcome contributions, from those with specialist expertise, in botany or zoology for example, to the authorship of these pages.

Anyone is welcome to submit photographs of species not yet adequately illustrated on these pages (or substantially better photographs of any that are). Images should be in jpeg (.jpg) format as close as possible in quality to the original photographs, up to 500kB, accompanied by all relevant information (what, when, where and by whom). To reduce the image file size, please use file compression (jpeg) and/or preliminary cropping in preference to resampling (resolution reduction) which should be used only as a last resort. We reserve the right to fix any defects (exposure, colour balance etc) and make the final crop as required. Further advice on how to do this can be provided on request. Copyright remains with the author. Photographs should illustrate the living organism and must have been taken of specimens found within the Parish of Radley.

If you would like to contribute anything to these pages, please contact us.

 
Related links

Information on British butterflies, wildlife, nature and the environment with forums, news, photography, events calendars, interactive maps, product reviews and a wildlife directory – covering everything from British birds, insects, wildflowers, fungi and trees, to astronomy, geology, marine life and the weather.

 
References

Complete British Wildlife
Paul Sterry
Published by Collins, London, 1997
ISBN 0 00 220071 6

 

Small Woodland Creatures
Lars-Henrik Olsen, Jakob Sunesen and Bente Vita Pedersen
Published by Oxford University Press,  2001
ISBN 0 19 850797 6

 

British Wildlife
Paul Sterry
Published by HarperCollins, London, 2008
ISBN 978 0 00 726353 0

 

Disclaimer

Whilst we do our best to ensure accuracy, photograph captions on these pages should not be regarded as authoritative for identification purposes.

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Location & Geology

The Parish of Radley (National Grid Reference SU 525 990) is an area measuring approximately 3km east-to-west by 4.5km north-to-south in the Thames valley just south of Oxford. The topography is fairly uniform with the land sloping from 93m above mean sea level in the northwest (Sugworth) to 52 metres above msl along the River …

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Radley Community Days at Thrupp Lake

Please join the Earth Trust for practical conservation tasks at Thrupp Lake! Enjoy a few hours work doing whatever you feel capable of in these gorgeous surroundings. Thrupp Lake, 23 April 2010. Photograph by B Crowley Meet at Sandles car park (through the green gates)   We currently have nearly 40 people on the list …

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Habitats

  Whilst much of the land in the Parish is managed or has been managed in the past, Radley provides a diversity of natural habitats for wildlife. These include: Freshwater aquatic and semi-aquatic: River Thames; lakes and ponds; roadside streams and ditches. Water meadows Pasture Field margins Woodland, copses and hedgerows Roadside and trackside verges …

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Flora

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The Radley Lakes

This page relates to wildlife in the area in and around the two lakes, known as Thrupp Lake and Bullfield Lake (or, to Didcot Power station operators, as lakes ‘E’ and ‘F’) at grid reference SU 518 975. These lakes were once threatened with extinction by Didcot ash …

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Fauna

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