A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Flavous Nomad Bee

Nomada flava (photo: Andy Pay)This small bee can be spotted in the summer: it is one of 28 UK species of nomad bee, all of which parasitize other bee species.
Photo: Andy Pay

Flower Crab Spider

Flower Crab SpiderLook on flowerheads in the summer to see if you can spot a female Crab Spider – the camouflage is very good, so you’ll need to search carefully.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Four-spotted Chaser

Four-spotted Chaser (© Natural England/Allan Drewitt)A common sight in the summer, watch out for the darting, hovering flight of the Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Garden Spider

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 Garden Spider, common in Cornwall.
Photo: Ilya Maclean

Gold-ringed Dragonfly

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

Golden-haired Longhorn Beetle

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

Great Green Bush-cricket

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

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