Manhood Key Climate Change Indicator Species: Identification Booklet

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An indicator species is one which is used as a gauge for conditions of a specific habitat, community or ecosystem.

Most of the world’s scientists now agree that Earth is warming up…. but what will happen in the coming years, decades, and centuries?

Insects, which need warm weather to survive, can provide valuable evidence about rising temperatures and the impact on the environment.

We need your help to monitor wildlife in order to understand the effects of climate change. Read our photo identification booklet on the climate change indicator species we monitor, then download a recording form  (extra recording sheet), and record what you see!

Send your recordings to:

MWHG Wetlands Project
55 High Street
West Sussex
PO20 0RB

Or email a photo or scanned copy to:

Identification Booklet: Contents


Tree Bumblebee


Clouded Yellow

Glanville Fritillary

Red Admiral


Harlequin Ladybird


Bedstraw Hawk-moth

Bordered Straw

Clifden Nonpareil

Diamond Back

Hummingbird Hawk-moth

Rush Veneer

Rusty Dot Pearl

Silver Y

Striped Hawk-moth

The Delicate

The Vestal


Wasp Spider

On the move…

Little Egret