2nd September 2018

Thanks to the Woodland Rangers, especially Chris Roberts we now have several metres of new path in the wood. These areas were identified by us in discussions with Dave Aspinall (Woodland Manager) and we really appreciate the work that has been done.


There are still some sections requiring attention so hopefully we can get these done before the weather turns

Great News! The way markers have been found and put back. Lets hope they are left alone this time!!!



Cranefly News 

Dicranophragma separatum (M. Ackland) 

Dipterists Forum Cranefly Recording Scheme For Superfamily Tipuloidea & Families Ptychopteridae & Trichoceridae 

Newsletter No 31 

Editor: John Kramer Sub-editor: John Dobson 

Spring 2016 


Field Work 

Gillfield Wood  

Another day-long visit was made to Gillfield Wood, Sheffield (SK30.78, VC 57) with the Sorby Naturalists on 27 Sept 2015. Organised by Derek Bateson, eight people attended and with contributions by Derek Whiteley, Chris Measures and Kevin Walker, we succeeded in adding twelve cranefly species to the list for Gillfield Wood, making a total of 58 craneflies for the site. 

By wading in Totley Brook (not Loxley Brook, an error in Issue 30) and sweeping the marginal vegetation 6 species were netted from the family Pediciidae (Hairy-eyed craneflies), 5 of which have aquatic larvae. The habitat of the larvae of Lipsothrix remota (found here in Gillfield Wood) is in the dams of wet twigs that you can see in the photo of a small section of the brook. Autumn woodland species found included Tipula luteipennis, T. confusa and T. staegeri, Erioconopa diuturna, Rhypholophus bifurcata and R. varia. 

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