Photo of Rutpela maculata (a Longhorn Beetle)
Rutpela maculata (a longhorn beetle)

No invertebrate specialists have ever studied the reserve and the recorded species are therefore, limited and restricted to such species (or groups) that can be safely identified by keen amateurs.

Nevertheless, the Odonata and Orthoptera are probably thorough. The former group (the dragonflies and damselflies) are not well established in the meadow (though Common Darter oviposit in the brook) and Migrant Hawker nymphs have been found in the ponds, other recorded species are probably wanderers.

Keyworth Meadow had its five minutes of fame in 1998 when the first Long-winged Conehead for Nottinghamshire was discovered there.



Freshwater Swan Mussel Anodonta
Bivalve Pycidium


Slug Arion hortensis
Slug A. ater
Slug Derocarus reticulata
Snail Oxychilus alliarius
Snail Planorbis sp.
Snail Cepaea hortensis
Snail C. nemoralis



Earthworm Lumbricus terrestris
“Red Worm” Lumbricillus





Garden Spider Araneus diadematus
“Money spider”
Daddy-long-legs Spider. Pholcus phalangioides
“Wolf spider”
Acarina – Ticks & Mites
Water Mite Hydrarachna globosus


A woodlouse Oniscus asellus
Water Hog Louse Asellus aquaticus
Freshwater shrimp Gammarus pulex


Millipede sp. Tachypedoilulus


Springtail sp
Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
Mayfly sp Caenis sp.
Odonata (Dragonflies & Damselflies)
Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans
Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum
Azure Damselfly Coenagrion puella
Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis
Migrant Hawker A. mixta
Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum
Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea
Broad-bodied Chaser Libellula depressa
Long-winged Conehead Conocephalus discolor
Roesel's Bush-cricket Metrioptera roeselii
Lesser Marsh Grasshopper Chorthippus albomarginatus
Common Groundhopper Tetrix undulata
Slender Groundhopper Tetrix subulata
Common Earwig Forficula auricularia
Hemiptera (Bugs)
Woundwort Shieldbug Eysacoris fabricii
Forest Shieldbug Pentatoma rufipes
Common Green Capsid Lygocoris pabulinus
Pond skater Gerris lacustris
Common Backswimmer Notonecta glauca
“Black & Red Froghopper” Cercopis vulnerata
Spittlebug Philaenus spumarius
Aphid (greenfly) ?
Neuroptera (Ant-Lions, Lacewings and allies)
Chrysopa perla
Chrysoperla carnea
Alder Fly Sialis lutaria ?
Mecoptera (Scorpion Flies)
Scorpion Fly Panorpa communis?
Trichoptera (Caddis Flies)
Caddis Fly Hydropsyche sp.
Diptera (True Flies)
Tipula vernalis
A Tiger Cranefly - prob. Nephrotoma flavescens
St. Mark's Fly
Mosquito sp.
Chironomus sp
Black Fly Simulium sp.
Cleg Fly Haematopota sp.
Hover Fly Episyrphus balteatus
Hover Fly Rhingia campestris
Hover Fly Melanostoma scalare
Hover Fly Scaeva sp.
Hover Fly Helophilus pendulus
Flesh Fly Sarcophaga sp.
Greenbottle Lucilia sp.
Hydrotaea sp.
Mesembrina meridiana
Graphomya maculata
Hymenoptera - Bees & wasps
A Digger Wasp Sphecidae
A sawfly Tenthredo celtica
Robin's pincushion causer Diplolepis rosae
A parasitic wasp Dinocampus coccinellae
“Red Ant” ?
Hornet Vespa crabro
Wasp Vespula sp.
“Orange-tailed” Bombus sp. (lapidarius?)
“White-tailed” Bombus lucorem
Honey Bee Apis mellifera
Coleoptera - beetles
Bambidium quadrimaculata
B. quadripostulata
B. unicolour
Agrestes lineatus?
riparian beetle Oxypoda
riparian beetle Oxytelus
riparian beetle Xantholinus
click beetle Athous haemorrhoidalis
Ctenicera pecticornis
soldier beetle Catharis rustica
soldier beetle Rhagonycha fulva
24-spot Ladybird Subcoccinella 24-punctata
14-spot Ladybird Propylea 14-punctata
7-spot ladybird Coccinella 7-punctata
16-spot Ladybird Micraspis 16-punctata
22-spot Ladybird Psyllobora 22-punctata
Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis
2-spot Ladybird Adalia bipunctata
Chrysolina polita
Phyllobius pomaceus
Whirligig Beetle Gyrinus sp.
Agabus sp.?
Haliplus fulvus
Cardinal Beetle Pyrochroa sp.
Rove Beetle Tachyporus sp.
Rove Beetle Bolitobius
A Rove beetle Ontholestes tesselatus