A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Beautiful Demoiselle

Beautiful Demoiselle © Natural England / Chris GomersallBeautiful Demoiselle damselflies are on the wing from early summer until the early autumn.
Photo: © Natural England/Chris Gomersall

Brassica Bug

Brassica bugLook out for gorgeous little Brassica Bugs on crucifer species, such as Scurvy-grass or Garlic Mustard, from spring into autumn.
Photo: Sally Luker

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

Chequered Hoverfly

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

Chrysotoxum elegans (a hoverfly)

Chrysotoxum elegansThe striking and nationally scarce hoverfly Chrysotoxum elegans is often found near the coasts of south-west England and southern Wales. Poltesco is a good place to look for it in the spring and summer.
Photo: Andy Pay

Common Crab Spider

Common Crab Spider (photo by Amanda Scott)This little crab spider was spotted scuttling across the beach at Church Cove, near Gunwalloe, but they can be found in many habitats, especially open, undisturbed ground.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Common Darter

Common Darter (© Natural England/Paul Lacey)The Common Darter is one of our latest-flying dragonflies: it is on the wing into October, and even November in warmer autumns.
Photo: © Natural England/Paul Lacey

Dasysyrphus albostriatus (a hoverfly)

Dasysyrphus albostriatusSpring and summer usher in hoverflies - there are so many species that only a handful have common names.
Photo: Andy Pay