Arable Field Margins - Associated Priority Species

Arable field margin Diane Ling
Example of high quality management of field corners under
agri-environment scheme in-field option.
Photo: Diane Ling

Birds - link to photos

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus

Woodlark Lullula arborea

Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

Grey Partridge Perdix perdix

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 

Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur

Linnet Carduelis cannabina

Skylark Alauda arvensis

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

Barn owl Tyto alba (Suffolk Priority species)

Mammals - link to photos

Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus

Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Brown hare Lepus europaeus                                 

Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Suffolk Priority species)

Soprano Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pygmaeus

Reptiles and Amphibians link to photos

Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus

Common Toad Bufo bufo

Bees and Wasps link to photos

Brown-Banded Carder Bee Bombus humilis 

Large Garden Bumblebee Bombus ruderatus 

Red-shanked Carder-bee Bombus ruderarius 

Beetles - link to photos

Necklace Ground Beetle Carabus monilis

Brush-thighed Seed-eater Harpalus froelichii

Stag Beetle Lucanus cervus (isolated trees)

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.

Grey Carpet Lithostege griseata (Brecks) 

Pale Shining Brown Polia bombycina

Four-Spotted Moth Tyta luctuosa

Mosses and Liverworts - link to photos

Texas Balloonwort Sphaerocarpos texanus

Plants link to photos

Basil Thyme Clinopodium acinos

Red Hemp-nettle Galeopsis angustifolia

Grape-hyacinth Muscari neglectum

Fingered Speedwell Veronica triphyllos

Annual Knawel Scleranthus annuus

Corn Buttercup Ranunculus arvensis

Cornflower Centaurea cyanus

Fine-leaved Sandwort Minuartia hybrida

Shepherd's Needle Scandix pecten-veneris (boulder clay areas)

Small-flowered Catchfly Silene gallica

Spreading Hedge-parsley Torilis arvensis

Red-tipped Cudweed Filago lutescens

Broad-leaved Cudweed Filago pyramidata