Cherry Orchard, Diglis
National and local status
vc: very common
c: common everywhere
l: local species, distribution may be restricted by food plant, habitat etc. These species are often
more vulnerable to habitat disturbance.
*: Notoxus monoceros is a coastal species, occasionally found on inland heaths. Several
specimens were found in the fenced off part of the sandy area at grid reference S0851 18352.
“Common” species Although Red Data Book and nationally scarce species are often used as
environmental indicators, common species can also be valuable as indicators. A good range of such species can be a sign of a healthy habitat. In fact the presence or absence of an assemblage
of expected common species in a habitat can often be more informative about the quality and
health of a habitat than the presence or absence of expected scarcer species which are often more
difﬁcult to ﬁnd and may by pure chance, be missed by even the most efﬁcient ﬁeld entomologist.
“Common” names. Only a few invertebrates have widely known and familiar common names, most of these refer to well known and conspicuous groups like butterﬂies. Many species have no common name and often the same common name may refer to more than one species or a single
species may have several common names (common names can vary from of region to another). At the same time it is appreciated that long lists of scientiﬁc names are relatively meaningless to non-specialists. In the lists in this report every effort has been made to use the most appropriate common name. Even so, some may be unfamiliar, especially for small or obscure species. For accurate scientiﬁc assessment the use of scientiﬁc names is essential.