Fens - Associated Priority Species

Market Weston fen
Market Weston Fen. Photo: Dale Reynolds

Birds - link to photos

Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

Mammals - link to photos

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

Noctule Bat Nyctalus noctula

Daubentons Bat Myotis daubentonii (Suffolk Priority species)

Nathusius' Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus nathusii (Suffolk Priority species)

Soprano Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pygmaeus

Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus

Water Vole Arvicola terrestris

Water Shrew Neomys fodiens (Suffolk Priority species)

Bees and Wasps - link to photos

Large Garden Bumblebee Bombus ruderatus 

Moss Carder Bee Bombus muscorum 

Fen Mason-wasp Odynerus simillimus 

Beetles - link to photos

Scarce Four-dot Pin-palp Bembidion quadripustulatum

Pashford Pot Beetle Cryptocephalus exiguus

Zircon Reed Beetle Donacia aquatica

Dragonflies - link to photos

Norfolk Hawker Aeshna isosceles

Flies - link to photos

Broads Long-legged Fly Dolichopus laticola

Clubbed Big-headed Fly Dorylomorpha clabiferora

Black Fungus Gnat Asindulum nigrum

Molluscs - link to photos

Little Whirlpool Ram's-horn Snail Anisus vorticulus

Shining Ram's-horn Snail Segmentina nitida

Large-mouthed Valve Snail Valvata macrostoma

Desmoulin's Whorl Snail Vertigo moulinsiana

Narrow-mouth Whorl Snail Vertigo angustior

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.

Water-dock Case-bearer Coleophora hydrolapathella

The Concolorous Chortodes extrema

Grey Dagger Acronicta psi**

Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis**

Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura**

Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea**

Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis**

Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps**

Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa**

Garden Tiger Arctia caja**

Dark Brocade Apamea remissa**

Minor Shoulder Knot Brachylomia viminalis**

Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus**

Haworth's Minor Celaena haworthii**

Crescent  Celaena leucostigma**

Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi**

Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata**

Double Dart Graphiphora augur**

Rustic Hoplodrina blanda**

Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea**

Dot  Moth Melanchra persicariae**

Rosy Minor Mesoligia literosa**

Shoulder-striped Wainscot  Mythimna comma**

Oblique Carpet Orthonama vittata**

Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis**

Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata**

White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda**

Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum**

Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis**

Blood-vein Timandra comae**

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

Sallow Xanthia icteritia**

Dark-barred Twin-Spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata**

Fen Raft Spider
Fen raft spider at South Lopham. Photo: Charlie Jackson

Spiders - link to photos

Rosser's Sac-spider Clubiona rosserae

Fen Raft Spider Dolomedes plantarius

Swamp Lookout Spider Notioscopus sarcinatus

Fungi – link to photos

Frogbit smut Tracya hydrocharidis.

Plants - link to photos

Flat Sedge Blysmus compressus

Early Marsh-orchid (cream flowered) Dactylorhiza incarnata

Tubular Water-dropwort Oenanthe fistulosa

Greater Water-parsnip Sium latifolium

Marsh Stitchwort Stellaria palustris