Photo: Golden-ringed dragonfly Cordulegaster boltoni
The following table gives an analysis of our current knowledge of the collection. Information on the number of UK species is derived from the relevant publications listed in the 'References' section. However, for Orthoptera, Dictyoptera and Dermaptera, the number of species in the collection (as well as the calculation of 'Approximate % of UK species present') is based only on native species. The reason for this is that there are many introduced species for these orders in the UK either as casual records or living in specialised environments, such as glasshouses.
The analysis was last updated on 30 July 2001.
+ = definitely present ? = unknown
|Order||HCCMS Collection |
|Approximate % of UK |
|Hemiptera (true bugs)||2813(?)||?|
|Mecoptera (scorpion flies||55(4)||100|
|Megaloptera (alder flies)||31(3)||100|
|Neuroptera (true lacewings)||573(41)||59|
|Trichoptera (caddis flies)||901(131)||69|
Bratton, J.H. 1990. A review of the scarcer Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera of Great Britain. 40pp. Nature Conservancy Council.
Haes, E.C.M. and Harding, P.T. 1997. Atlas of grasshoppers, crickets and allied insects in Britain and Ireland. 61pp. Natural Environment Research Council.
Macan, T.T. 1973. A Key to the Adults of the British Trichoptera. Scientific Publication No. 28. 1-151. Freshwater Biological Association.
Merritt, R., Moore, N.W. & Eversham, B.C. 1996. Atlas of the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland. 1-151. London: The Stationary Office.
Plant, C. W. 1994. Provisional atlas of the lacewings and allied insects (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera and Mecoptera) of Britain and Ireland. 1-203. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.