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Great Yorkshire Creature Count - Community Garden at the Gascoigne 15/06/24

Thanks to those that came and helped with the 'Great Yorkshire Creature Count' #greatyorkshirecreaturecount for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust this morning at the Community Garden. 5 of us counted for 30 minutes, and look at the huge list of species we spotted. There were many more species that we weren't able to capture to identify properly too. All these species are interconnected and some of them specialists to certain plants. 





Blue Tit - fledglings


Wood Pigeon


Long Tailed Tit

Dunnock - fledglings


Hedgehog poo 


Lesser House Fly

Thick Legged Flower Beetle

Square-headed Wasp

Aphid Wasp

Buff-tailed bumblebee

Amblyteles armatorius

Tree Bumblebee

Patchwork Leafcutter Bee

Woundwort Shieldbug

Semaphore Fly

Common Froghopper

Common Shiny Woodlouse

Water Beetle

Pond Skater

Mother of Pearl Moth Caterpillar

Honey bee

Cucumber spider

Various other flys

Various tiny moths


Brown-lipped Snail

Iberian Threeband slug

Strawberry Snail

Various other slugs



Thick legged Flower Beetle - Feeds on the Rose family, Brassica, teasels, grasses, umbellifers.  Its larvae develop on the dry stems of thistles.  We have a huge colony  of these beetles feeding on the Blackberry at the bottom of the garden.

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Aphid Wasps - Square headed Wasp - Carnivorous wasp that specialise on feeding on aphids. Some dig tunnels in the ground, others build their nest in hollow stems and branches.

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Brown lipped Snail - feeds on dead plant material

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Amblyteles armatorius - Species of parasitic wasp (Ichneumons). Feeds on Umbellifer pollen, lays its eggs on moth larvae


Mother of Pearl Moth caterpillar - the larvae feed on stinging nettle

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Patchwork Leafcutter Bee - A long tongued solitary bee. Adult bees feed on nectar from thistles and brambles. Makes its nest in various places, hollow stems, wood, crevices in walls. Cuts a piece of leaf often from roses to seal up the entrance to its nest.

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Woundwort Shieldbug - The nymphs feed on hedge woundwort, particularly the seeds, and on Nettle species, especially on white dead-nettle.

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Common Flowerbug - Predatory insects, feeding on small insects including greenfly and red spider mites. Lays its eggs inside plant leaves. It has been used as a biological pest control.

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