A Working List of the Entomology of Sark

DRAGONFLIES (Odonata)
Some dragonflies and damselflies may be seen over garden ponds.
Scarce aeshna (Aeshna mixta) was noted by Luff in his 1906 Report for the Societe Guernesiaise. bush cricket

GRASSHOPPERS (Orthoptera)
Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)
Great Green Bush Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) illustrated right
Scaley-back Cricket ()

EARWIGS (Dermaptera)
Of the four species found within the British Isles the commonest one in Sark is Forficula auricularia

BUGS (Hemiptera)
Hawthorn Shield Bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)
Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina)

Luff 1909         Pentatoma vernalis
                        Berytus minor
                        Henestaris laticeps
                        Ichno-coris angustulus
                        Stygnus fuligineus
                        Peritrechus luniger
                        Aphanus quadratus
                        Nabis dorsalis
                        Lygus pratensis
                        Velia currens

FLIES (Diptera)
Cleg-fly (Haematopota pluvialus)
Yellow Dung-fly (Asilus crabroniformis)
Hover-flies (including the Drone-fly (Eristalis tenax) and its rat-tailed maggot larvae)
Greenbottle (Lucilia caesar) and bluebottle (Calliphora vomitoria) flies
Houseflies (Musea domestica)
Luff 1909         Ptychoptera albimans
                        Limnobia nubeculosa
                        Empis livida
                        Scatophaga lutaria
                        Anthomyia pluvialis

WASPS  and BEES (Hymenoptera)
Ichneumon wasp ()
Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris)
Solitary bee ()
Honey bee (Apis mellifera)
Bumble bee (Bombus lapidarius)
Luff 1909         Heterogyna
                        Lasius flavus
                        Lasius niger alienus
                        Leptothorax tuberum Nylanderi
                        Anthophila
                        Halictus albipes
                        Halictus puntactissimus
                        Andrena thoracica
                        Andrena cineraria
                        Andrena Gwynana
                        Andrena angustior
                        Andrena rosae (trimmerana)
                        Andrena fulva
                        Nomada ruficornis
                        Ichneumonidae
                        Phaeogenes optalmicus
                        Microcryptus abdominator
                        Pezomachus modestus
                        Pezomachus cautus
                        Spilocryptus abbreviator
                        Pimpla instigator
                        Pimpla turionellae
                        Paniscus ocellaris
                        Pycno-cryptus peregrinator
                        Braconidae
                        Rhogas circumscriptus
                        Tenthredinae
                        Tenthredopsis coqueberta
                        Dolerus gonogra

BEETLES (Coleoptera)
Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris) Between 10.5 mm and 15 mm long, this is amongst the fastest of beetle runners, running after and catching ants  The larvae, carniverous like the adult, lives in a vertical burrow waiting to catch any ant unwary enough to pass by.

Devil’s Coach-Horse (Staphylinus olens) One of the largest rove beetles, also known as the ‘cock-tail’ from its habit of raising its tail when alarmed, this is a gardeners friend as it eats many slugs during its nocturnal wanderings.

Dor beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius)
Cockchafer (May-bug) (Melolontha melolontha)
Summer Chafer ()
Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata) Between 15 mm and 20 mm this chafer likes warmth and sun. The adults feed on flowers, larvae on rotting wood.

7-spot ladybird (Coccinella 7-punctata)
Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis)

Luff 1909         Geodephaga
                        Carabus nemoralis
                        Nebria brevicollis
                        Pterostichus cupreus
                        Amara continua
                        Amara similata
                        Bembidium lampros
                        Dromius linearis
                        Dromius melanocephalus
                        Palpicornea
                        Hydrobius fuscipes
                        Brachelytra
                        Astilibus canaliculatus
                        Leistotrophus murinus
                        Philonthus trossulus
                        Stenus annulatus
                        Stenus brunnipes
                        Philorhinum humile
                        Clavcornia
                        Necrophorus humator
                        Halyzia sedcimpunctata
                        Omosita discoidea
                        Cryptophagus lycoperdi
                        Micrambe vini
                        Lamellicornia
                        Onthophagus fracticornus
                        Aphodius inquinatus
                        Aphodius puntato-sulcatus
                        Aphodius pusillus
                        Geotrupes typhaeus
                        Geotrupes stercorarius
                        Geotrupes vernalis
                        Sternoxi
                        Agriotes pallidulus
                        Athous haemorrhoidalis
                        Phytophaga
                        Cassida oblonga
                        Cassida hemisphaerica
                        Heteromera
                        Opatrum sabulosum
                        Meloe brevicollis
                        Meloe proscarabaeus
                        Rhynchophora
                        Apion striatum
                        Apion trifolii
                        Apion nigritarse
                        Sitones tibialis
                        Sitones sulcifrons
                        Otiorrhynchus atroapterus
                        Phyllobius pyri
                        Hypera plantaginis
                       

SPIDERS (Arachnida)
Ant mimicing spider (possibly Myrmecium sp.)
Woodlouse spider (Dysdera crocata)