Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland - Associated Priority Species


Thorington Working Wood, near Blythburgh. Photo: Gen Broad

Birds - link to photos

Hedge Accentor (Dunnock) Prunella modularis

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos minor 

Marsh Tit Poecile palustris

Willow Tit Poecile montanus

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus

Woodlark Lullula arborea

Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur

Mammals - link to photos

For detailed information about each bat species click on the name to visit Suffolk Bat Group website

Barbastelle Bat Barbastella barbastellus

Brandts Bat Myotis brandtii (Suffolk Priority species)

Brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus

Common Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Suffolk Priority species)

Soprano Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pygmaeus

Daubentons Bat Myotis daubentonii (Suffolk Priority species)

Nathusius' Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus nathusii (Suffolk Priority species)

Natterer’s Myotis nattereri (Suffolk Priority species)

Noctule Bat Nyctalus noctula

Serotine Bat Eptesicus serotinus

Whiskered Myotis mystacinus (Suffolk Priority species)

Dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius

Beetles - link to photos

Poplar Leaf-rolling Weevil Byctiscus populi

Alder Flea Weevil  Orchestes testaceus

Butterflies - link to photos

White Admiral Limenitis camilla

Stag Beetle Lucanus cervus (woodland edges)

Moths - link to photos

For detailed information about each species click on the name to visit Suffolk Moth Group website

Moth species marked ** are designated as 'Priority - Research Only'. The species are common and widespread, but rapidly declining. 

Olive Crescent Trisateles emortualis

False Mocha Cyclophora porata (oak trees)

White Spotted Pinion Cosmia diffinis

Grey Dagger Acronicta psi**

Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis**

Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvola**

Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura**

Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis**

Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps**

Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa**

Sprawler Apamea remissa**

Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago**

Dark Brocade Blepharita adusta**

Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus**

Streak Chesias legatella**

Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata**

Oak Lutestring Cymatophorima diluta  (oak trees)**

Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephala**

Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata**

September Thorn Ennomos erosaria**

Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria**

August Thorn Ennomos quercinaria**

Spinach Eulithis mellinata**

Garden Dart Euxoa nigricans**

White-line Dart Euxoa tritici**

Double Dart  Graphiphora augur**

Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria**

Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli (woodland rides)**

Rustic Hoplodrina blanda**

Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea**

Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria**

V-moth Macaria wauaria**

Lackey Malacosoma neustria**

Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae**

Pretty Chalk Carpet Melanthia procellata (chalky soils)**

Rosy Minor Mesoligia literosa**

Shoulder-striped Wainscot Mythimna comma**

Dark Spinach Pelurga comitata**

Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata**

White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda**

Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum**

Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis**

Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis**

Blood-vein Timandra comae**

Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegi**

Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae (woodland rides)**

Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria (oak trees)**

Sallow Xanthia icteritia**

Dark-barred Twin-Spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata**

Spiders - link to photos 

Serrated Tongue Spider Centromerus serratus

Fungi - link to photos

Bearded Tooth Hericium erinaceus

Coral Tooth Hericium coralloides

Orange Chanterelle Cantharellus friesii

Lichens - link to photos 

Lecania chlorotiza

Plants - link to photos

Crested Cow-wheat Melampyrum cristatum

Fly orchid Ophrys insectifera

Unspotted lungwort Pulmonaria obscura (Suffolk Priority species)