Terrestrial Invertebrate Surveys

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Terrestrial invertebrates and your development

There are over 32000 species of terrestrial invertebrate in the UK, many of which are critically endangered. Habitats such as traditional orchards, ancient woodland, flower-rich grassland, church yards, quarries, scrubland, and brown field sites are often home to diverse communities of invertebrates. If your extended phase 1 habitats survey / preliminary ecological appraisal identifies suitable habitat, or records indicate the possible presence of species of conservation interest further surveys may be required.

Terrestrial invertebrate surveys are conducted between March and October with the peak season of May to mid-September, using a variety of techniques suitable to the habitat which may include direct observation, hand searching, sweep netting, suction sampling, beating, pitfall traps, malaise traps, pheromone lures, bait traps, light traps, and sieving.

All of our terrestrial invertebrate surveys are conducted by suitably knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced entomologists.

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We can help with all of your terrestrial invertebrate survey requirements get in touch for your free quotation

  • Habitat scoping surveys.
  • Saproxylic invertebrate surveys.
  • Moth and night flying insect surveys.
  • Butterflies and day flying moth surveys.
  • Dragonflies and damselflies survey.
  • Bees and wasps surveys.
  • Beetle surveys.
  • Grasshoppers and cricket surveys.
  • Flies surveys.
  • Direct observation surveys.
  • Hand searches.
  • Sweep netting.
  • Suction sampling.
  • Vegetation beating.
  • Leaf litter and soil sieving.
  • Trapping using pitfall, Malaise, pheromone lures, bait, and light traps.
  • Avoidance, mitigation & compensation strategies.
  • Habitat improvement & creation.