A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Wasp-mimic hoverfly (species profile)

The striking wasp-mimic hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum is found in grassy places and more open areas in woodland.
Photo: Andy Pay

Four-spotted Chaser (species profile)

A common sight in the summer, watch out for the darting, hovering flight of the Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Chequered Hoverfly (species profile)

There are many species of hoverfly in the UK. While most are known only by their scientific name, this one is distinguished by having a common name of its own.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Garden Spider (species profile)

In late summer and early autumn, you may notice orb spiderwebs covering the shrubs and long grass alongside the coastal paths on the Lizard, glistening with dew in the early morning. They will have been made by the European Garden Spider, common in Cornwall.
Photo: Ilya Maclean

Speckled Bush-cricket (species profile)

This is a species that is often hard to spot with its leaf-coloured camouflage.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Great Green Bush-cricket (species profile)

The Great Green Bush-cricket’s preferred habitat is brambly scrubland, bracken and hedges.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Dragonflies galore at Windmill Farm (article)

Windmill Farm Nature Reserve is one of the best sites for dragonflies and damselflies in Cornwall. Find out more in this article from August 2013.
Photo: Douglas Wright

Gold-ringed Dragonfly (species profile)

Gold-ringed Dragonflies have a mostly western distribution in the UK.
Photo: Peter Wood