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Invertebrates

Stag Beetle in Epping Forest

Stag Beetle in Epping Forest

​Stag beetles are a very important species in Epping Forest, as they form part of our Special Area Conservation status.

The Forest is rich in invertebrates including :

Butterflies

Species in Epping Forest include large white, red admiral, orange tip, common blue, speckled wood, small skipper, brimstone, peacock, comma, purple emperor and meadow brown

Dragonflies

Species including southern hawker, common hawker, brown hawker, emperor dragonfly and downy emerald, broad bodied chaser may be seen in Epping Forest.

Damselflies

Species include common blue damselfly, large red damselfly and red-eyed damselfly.

Moths

Species including small magpie, six-spot burnet, small emerald, copper underwing, pale tussock, heart and dart, black arches can be seen.

Bees

Species including grey mining bee, honey bee, common carder bee and buff-tailed bumble bee inhabit the Forest.

Grasshoppers and crickets

Species include roesel’s bush cricket, oak bush cricket, common field grasshopper, meadow grasshopper and striped-winged grasshopper

Beetles

Beetles including stag beetles, pterostichus, ladybirds, dor beetle and devil’s coach-horse

Spiders

Many varieties including garden orb-web spiders, tent spiders, money spiders, zebra spiders and wasp spiders.

Published:
22 March 2012
Last Modified:
01 May 2014

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