Woodcock, B.A.

Grassland arthropod trait and associated environmental data collected in arable reversion sites in southern England, 2014

A chronosequence of 52 arable grassland restoration sites and five target National Nature Reserve grassland communities were sampled for arthropods in 2014 in Southern England. These sites were located on calcareous soils in Southern England. The majority of these sites were established as part of the South Downs Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA), South Wessex Downs ESA, as well as through subsequent agri-environmental schemes including Countryside Stewardship or Higher Level agri-environment. Restoration sites ranged in age (1 to 30 years), habitat quality (e.g. sward structure and floral similarity to target grasslands), management (cutting and grazing) and surrounding landscape (isolation and cover of grassland). This environmental variation was captured and is included in the data set. Arthropods were identified across a wide range of trophic groups (detrititvores, herbivores, predators and pollinators). For arthropod species identified to species information on functional traits is derived, including body mass, dispersal ability and trophic group.

Publication date: 2020-02-13

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You must cite: Woodcock, B.A. (2020). Grassland arthropod trait and associated environmental data collected in arable reversion sites in southern England, 2014. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/78408af3-452f-41af-95f3-ffc13b05c232

 

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Temporal extent
2014-06-01    to    2014-07-31

Provenance & quality

In 2014 52 arable reversion sites were selected within calcareous soils in S. England. A further five national nature reserves representing pristine examples of the target community were also sampled. Within each site pitfall trapping, suction sampling and transect walks were used to sample bees (Apoidea), ants (Formicidae), butterflies (including Zygaenidae moths), hoverflies (Syrphidae), beetles (selected families of Carabidae, Coccinellidae, Staphylinnidae, Curculionidae, Apionidae, Chrysomelidae and Elateridae), plant/leaf hoppers (Auchenorrhyncha), true bugs (Heteroptera), spiders (Araneae), woodlice (Isopoda) and millipedes (Diplopoda). These species were identified to species. Functional traits were allocated to species to describe body mass, dispersal ability, trophic level and degree of grassland specialism. Site specific information on size, age, management (e.g. ) grazing and cutting) and surrounding landscape (e.g. distance to nearest patch of species rich grassland) were recorded.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Ben Woodcock
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
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Author

Woodcock, B.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Environmental Information Data Centre
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NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
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Abax parallelus Acupalpus meridianus Adelphocoris lineolatus Aglais urticae Agonum muelleri Agriotes lineatus Agriotes obscurus Agriotes sputator Alopecosa cuneata Alopecosa pulverulenta Altica palustris Amara aenea Amara apricaria Amara communis Amara convexior Amara equestris Amara familiaris Amara lunicollis Amara montivaga Amara ovata Amara similata Anchomenus dorsalis Andrena bicolor Andrena flavipes Andrena minutula Andrena minutuloides Andrena nitidiuscula Animal behaviour Anisodactylus binotatus Anotylus tetracarinatus Anthidium manicatum Anthonomus brunnipennis Aphanisticus pusillus Aphantopus hyperantus Aphrodes albifrons Aphrodes bicinctus Aphrodes makarovi Aphrophora alni Aphthona euphorbiae Aphthona nigriceps Apis mellifera Apteropeda orbiculata Araneus diadematus Araneus quadratus Arboridia parvula Arctosa perita Argynnis aglaja Aricia agestis Armadillidium depressum Armadillidium vulgare Arthaldeus striifrons Astenus lyonessius Athous bicolor Athous haemorrhoidalis Athysanus argentarius Badister bullatus Badister meridionalis Barypeithes pellucidus Bathyphantes gracilis Bembecia ichneumoniformis Bembidion guttula Bembidion lampros Bembidion lunulatum Bembidion mannerheimii Bembidion obtusum Berytinus crassipes Biodiversity Bombus hortorum Bombus lapidarius Bombus lucorum Bombus pascuorum Bombus pratorum Bombus rupestris Bombus vestalis Brachinus crepitans Brachyiulus pusillus Bradycellus verbasci Bruchus loti Calathus fuscipes Calathus melanocephalus Calathus rotundicollis Calocoris roseomaculatus Calosirus terminatus Capsus ater Carabus problematicus Carabus violaceus Cassida flaveola Cassida rubiginosa Cassida vibex Catapion pubescens Catapion seniculus Centromerita bicolor Ceratapion onopordi Ceutorhynchus assimilis Chaetocnema concinna Chrysogaster solstitialis Chrysotoxum bicinctum Clubiona neglecta Coccinella septempunctata Coenonympha pamphilus Colias croceus Cryptocephalus bilineatus Cryptocephalus fulvus Cyanapion spencii Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus Deltocephalus pulicaris Demetrias atricapillus Deraeocoris ruber Dolycoris baccarum Doratura stylata Drymus sylvaticus Enoplognatha ovata Environmental survey Episyrphus balteatus Erigone atra Eristalis arbustorum Eristalis pertinax Eristalis tenax Euophrys frontalis Eupeodes corollae Eupteryx origani Eupteryx vittata Euscelis incisus Eutrichapion ervi Eutrichapion viciae Evacanthus interruptus Gabrius breviventer Glocianus punctiger Glomeris marginata Gonepteryx rhamni Halictus rubicundus Halictus tumulorum Harpalus affinis Harpalus rubripes Harpalus rufipes Heliophanus flavipes Helophilus pendulus Helophilus trivittatus Hesperia comma Himacerus boops Himacerus major Holotrichapion pisi Hypera nigrirostris Hypera plantaginis Hypera postica Hypera venusta Hypsosinga pygmaea Iassus scutellaris Inachis io Ischnopterapion loti Ischnopterapion virens Javesella pellucida Kalama tricornis Lasioglossum albipes Lasioglossum calceatum Lasioglossum fulvicorne Lasioglossum leucozonium Lasioglossum pauxillum Lasioglossum xanthopus Lasioglossum zonulum Lasius alienus Lasius flavus Lasius niger Lathrobium fulvipenne Leiosoma deflexum Lema cyanella Lepthyphantes tenuis Leptopterna dolabrata Leptopterna ferrugata Ligidium hypnorum Longitarsus atricillus Longitarsus flavicornis Longitarsus gracilis Longitarsus luridus Longitarsus melanocephalus Longitarsus nasturtii Longitarsus parvulus Longitarsus pratensis Longitarsus succineus Loricera pilicornis Lycaena phlaeas Lygus maritimus Lysandra bellargus Lysandra coridon Maniola jurtina Mecinus pascuorum Mecinus pyraster Megachile willughbiella Megalonotus chiragra Megophthalmus scanicus Meioneta rurestris Melanargia galathea Melanostoma scalare Melitta haemorrhoidalis Melitta leporina Melitta tricincta Micrargus subaequalis Microlestes minutulus Microlinyphia pusilla Myathropa florea Mycetoporus piceolus Myrmecina graminicola Myrmecoris gracilis Myrmica lobicornis Myrmica rubra Myrmica ruginodis Myrmica sabuleti Myrmica scabrinodis Nabis flavomarginatus Nebria brevicollis Neocrepidodera ferruginea Neon reticulatus Neophilaenus lineatus Neoscona adianta Notiophilus biguttatus Notostira elongata Ocypus aeneocephalus Oedostethus quadripustulatus Oedothorax fuscus Omphalapion hookerorum Oniscus asellus Ophonus laticollis Ophyiulus pilosus Orthochaetes setiger Osmia leaiana Otiorhynchus clavipes Pachygnatha clercki Pachygnatha degeeri Paederus littoralis Paradromius linearis Pararge aegeria Pardosa agrestis Pardosa hortensis Pardosa palustris Pardosa prativaga Pardosa pullata Patrobus atrorufus Pelecopsis parallela Perapion curtirostre Perapion hydrolapathi Perapion marchicum Philaenus spumarius Philonthus carbonarius Philonthus cognatus Philoscia muscorum Phyllobius roboretanus Pieris brassicae Pieris napi Pieris rapae Pirata latitans Pithanus maerkelii Plagiognathus chrysanthemi Pocadicnemis juncea Poecilus cupreus Poecilus versicolor Polydesmus angustus Polydesmus denticulatus Polydesmus 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propinquus Syntomus foveatus Syntomus obscuroguttatus Syritta pipiens Tachinus rufipes Tachypodoiulus niger Tachyporus chrysomelinus Tachyporus hypnorum Tachyporus nitidulus Tachyporus obtusus Tachyporus pusillus Tachys bistriatus Theridion impressum Thymelicus sylvestris Tibellus oblongus Timarcha goettingensis Trachelipus rathkei Trachyphloeus alternans Trachyphloeus aristatus Trachyphloeus asperatus Trichosirocalus troglodytes Trigonotylus ruficornis Trochosa ruricola Tychius junceus Tychius lineatulus Tychius picirostris Tychus niger Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata Vanessa cardui Xanthogramma pedissequum Xantholinus longiventris Xysticus cristatus Zelotes petrensis Zicrona caerulea Zygaena filipendulae Zygiella x-notata
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Environmental Monitoring Facilities
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Tabular (text)
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WGS 84
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