Lowland Calcareous Grassland - Associated Priority Species

Purple Milk-vetch
Purple milk vetch Astragalus danicus on chalky outcrops at Lakenheath Warren.
Photo Martin Sanford

Birds - link to photos

Grey Partridge Perdix perdix

Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Woodlark Lullula arborea

Linnet Carduelis cannabina

Skylark Alauda arvensis

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Bees and Wasps - link to photos

Red-shanked Carder-bee Bombus ruderarius 

Beetles - link to photos

Brush-thighed Seed-eater Harpalus froelichii

Set-aside Downy-Back Ophonus laticolis

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.

The Forester Adscita statices

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris tityus

Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps**

Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulenta**

Dark Brocade Blepharita adusta**

Broom-tip Chesias rufata**

Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata**

White-line Dart Euxoa tritici**

Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria**

Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea**

Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae**

Broom Moth Melanchra pisi**

Rosy Minor Mesoligia literosa**

Shoulder-striped Wainscot Mythimna comma**

Dark Spinach Pelurga comitata**

Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctata**

Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata**

Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum**

Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis**

Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis**

Blood-vein Timandra comae**

Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae**

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

Dark-barred Twin-Spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata**

Lichens - link to photos

Starry Breck-lichen Buellia asterella (Brecks)

Plants - link to photos

Rare Spring-sedge Carex ericetorum

Basil Thyme Clinopodium acinos

Frog Orchid Dactylorhiza viridis

Spanish Catchfly Silene otites

Man Orchid Aceras anthropophorum

Fine-leaved Sandwort Minuartia hybrida

Purple Milk Vetch Astragalus danicus