Lowland Heathland (including Acid Grassland) - Associated Priority Species

Dunwich Heath,Suffolk.
Dunwich Heath. Photo: Maggie230

Birds - link to photos

Hedge Accentor (Dunnock) Prunella modularis

Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus

Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus

Woodlark Lullula arborea

Linnet Carduelis cannabina

Skylark Alauda arvensis

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Reptiles and Amphibians - link to photos

Common Lizard Zootoca vivipara

Grass Snake Natrix natrix

Slow worm Anguis fragilis

Common Toad  Bufo bufo

Natterjack Toad Bufo calamita

Bees and Wasps - link to photos

Brown-Banded Carder Bee Bombus humilis 

Moss Carder Bee Bombus muscorum 

Red-shanked Carder-bee Bombus ruderarius 

Weevil Hunting Wasp Cerceris quadricincta

5-Banded Tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris quinquefasciata

Beetles - link to photos

Wormwood Moonshiner Amara fusca

Brush-thighed Seed-eater Harpalus froelichii

Set-aside Downy-Back Ophonus laticolis

Butterflies - link to photos

Small Heath (acid grassland) Coenonympha pamphilus

Grayling Hipparchia semele

Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages

Silver Studded Blue Plebejus argus

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. 

Dingy Mocha Cyclophora pendularia

Bordered Gothic Heliophobus reticulata

Lunar Yellow Underwing Noctua orbona

Pale Shining Brown Polia bombycina

Grey Dagger Acronicta psi**

Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis**

Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvola**

Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura**

Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis**

Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea**

Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis**

Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulenta**

Garden Tiger Arctia caja**

Dark Brocade Blepharita adusta**

Minor Shoulder Knot Brachylomia viminalis**

Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus**

Streak Chesias legatella**

Broom-tip Chesias rufata**

Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata**

Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi**

Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata**

Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa**

White-line Dart Euxoa tritici**

Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli**

Rustic Hoplodrina blanda**

Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea**

Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria**

Lackey Malacosoma neustria**

Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae**

Broom Moth Melanchra pisi**

Rosy Minor Mesoligia literosa**

Shoulder-striped Wainscot Mythimna comma**

Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis**

Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctata**

White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda**

Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum**

Anomalous Stilbia anomala**

Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis**

Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis**

Blood-vein Timandra comae**

Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegi**

Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae**

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

Sallow Xanthia icteritia**

Dark-barred Twin-Spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata**

Heath Rustic Xestia agathina**

Neglected Rustic Xestia castanea**

Spiders - link to photos

Serrated Tongue Spider Centromerus serratus

Silky Gallows-spider Dipoena inornata

Heath Grasper Haplodrassus dalmatensis

Antlion - link to photo 

Antlion Euroleon nostras (Suffolk Priority species)

Fungi - link to photos

Pitted Frillwort Fossombronia foveolata

Thatch Moss (acid grassland) Leptodontium gemmascens

Veilwort (acid grassland) Pallavicinia lyellii

Lichens - link to photos 

Starry Breck-lichen Buellia asterella (calcareous - Brecks)

Scaly Breck-lichen Squamarina lentigera (calcareous - Brecks)

Toninia physaroides 

Toninia sedifolia

Plants - link to photos

Field Wormwood Artemisia campestris

Purple Milk-vetch Astragalus danicus

Rare Spring-sedge Carex ericetorum

Grape-hyacinth Muscari neglectum

Spanish Catchfly Silene otites

Fingered Speedwell Veronica triphyllos

Spring Speedwell Veronica verna

Red-tipped Cudweed Filago lutescens

Tower Mustard Arabis glabra

Annual Knawel Scleranthus annuus

Fine-leaved Sandwort Minuartia hybrid