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WildBristol.uk - Discovering Wildlife in Bristol

Species Groups

Group Description

In the UK there are over 70,000 species of organism. I estimate that somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 exist in the Bristol Region. Here are the ones I have so far discovered.

According to NBN (National Biodiversity Network) there are:

  • 42,929 species of Animal (Animalia)
  • 405 species of Bacteria
  • 3,727 species of Chromista
  • 18,587 species of Mushroom (Fungi)
  • 9,676 species of Plant (Plantae)
  • 676 species of Protozoa

All together that adds up to 76,000. This number is however incorrect because NBN store information of wildlife from around the world along with Britain's.

SubGroups

name latinname species sightings media image
Algae Alga 6 8 32 image for Algae
Amphibians Amphibia 5 65 299 image for Amphibians
Amphipods Amphipoda 3 5 19 image for Amphipods
Arachnids Arachnida 100 307 1348 image for Arachnids
Bees, Wasps and Ants Hymenoptera 150 522 2856 image for Bees, Wasps and Ants
Beetles Coleoptera 119 238 918 image for Beetles
Birds Aves 70 375 1233 image for Birds
Booklice Psocoptera 2 3 21 image for Booklice
Bugs Hemiptera 93 219 714 image for Bugs
Butterflies 28 196 740 image for Butterflies
Caddisflies Trichoptera 2 2 9 image for Caddisflies
Caterpillars 8 24 110 image for Caterpillars
Craneflies Tipulidae 12 16 68 image for Craneflies
Crickets / Grasshoppers Orthoptera 11 68 222 image for Crickets / Grasshoppers
Dragonflies and Damselflies Odonata 14 55 198 image for Dragonflies and Damselflies
Ferns, Horsetails, Mosses, Liverworts Pteridophyte 106 296 916 image for Ferns, Horsetails, Mosses, Liverworts
Flies Diptera 121 264 976 image for Flies
Grasses, Rushes, Sedges etc. Poales 130 406 1079 image for Grasses, Rushes, Sedges etc.
Hoverflies Syrphidae 50 238 881 image for Hoverflies
Lacewings Neuroptera 2 2 18 image for Lacewings
Lichen 44 74 185 image for Lichen
Mammals Mammalia 12 38 148 image for Mammals
Mayflies Ephemeroptera 4 6 16 image for Mayflies
Molluscs Mollusca 32 106 289 image for Molluscs
Moths 92 188 621 image for Moths
Mushrooms Fungi 46 76 299 image for Mushrooms
Myriapoda 14 44 165 image for Myriapoda
Other creepy crawlies 2 6 24 image for Other creepy crawlies
Reptiles Reptilia 1 2 6 image for Reptiles
Sawflies Symphyta 22 46 298 image for Sawflies
Scorpionflies Mecoptera 1 3 8 image for Scorpionflies
Springtails Collembola 17 30 262 image for Springtails
Trees, shrubs 302 784 4234 image for Trees, shrubs
Wild Flowers 942 4328 14413 image for Wild Flowers
Worms Annelida 5 7 18 image for Worms