A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Broad-bodied Chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser, Windmill Farm, CornwallWindmill Farm is a haven for dragon- and damselflies, including species such as this Broad-bodied Chaser.
Photo: Dougy Wright

Green Tiger Beetle

Green Tiger Beetle, Cornwall, The Lizard, GoonhillyThis might be our commonest tiger beetle, but its metallic green hue and long-legged bursts of speed make it a delight to see in the spring and summer.
Photo: Sarah Board

Migrant Hawker (species profile)

Migrant Hawker, dragonfly, Cornwall, The LizardThis dragonfly species is on the wing well into the autumn, and can often be seen away from the ponds where it breeds.
Photo: Ray Surridge

 

 

Golden-haired Longhorn Beetle (species profile)

Golden-haired Longhorn Beetle, Leptura aurulenta, Cornwall, Erisey Barton, The LizardThis lovely and somewhat rare longhorn beetle species was spotted at Erisey Barton in July.  
Photo: Sarah Board

Wasp Spider (species profile)

Wasp Spider (Rebecca Hughes)This lovely Wasp Spider was spotted close to Ruan Major recently.
Photo: Rebecca Hughes

Ruby-tailed Wasp (species profile)

Ruby-tailed Wasp (photo: Andy Pay)What a jewel of an insect! This Ruby-tailed Wasp was spotted at Poltesco.
Photo: Andy Pay

 

 

 

Common Crab Spider (species profile)

Common Crab Spider (photo by Amanda Scott)This little crab spider was spotted scuttling across the beach at Church Cove, near Gunwalloe.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

 

 

Jumping Spider (species profile)

Jumping Spider (photo by Tony Blunden)This attractive little species of Jumping Spider was spotted at Kennack Sands.
Photo: Tony Blunden