Jon Cranfield

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

this beetle was found in the washland this July

I have had word that there are two nationally scarce water beetles on the Nevendon Reserve. I do not have their ID confirmation yet but hopefully this will come through by the end of this week. We have been finding water beetles in the ponds on site as well as the wash land area










The photographs are of water beetles found on the site. The larger one is the Great Diving Beetle – a number of invertebrate samples were taken from the ponds, the brook and the washland.

We have a bumper crop of great crested newt larvae in th

e ponds where upwards of thirty were seen amongst the weeds and open water The spring survey had a peak count of 84. The target is to reach a peak count of over 100 adult newts in 3 year’s time (fingers crossed)




  1. Have you got an underside view of the diving beetle – I can ID these with reasonable convidence now 🙂

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