Rarities

Naphill Common is home for several species which are either rare to the area, Buckinghamshire or nationally. Below is a list of those that we know of with links to more information. This list will be added to as new rare species are identified.

List of rare FUNGI found on Naphill Common

Vernacular Taxon Status
Conocybe brachypodii New to the County, with just 29 British records to date, so quite a rarity
Bearded Tooth Hericium erinaceum Red listed in 13 European Countries
The Old Man of the Woods Strobilomyes floccopus

List of rare INSECTS found on Naphill Common

Vernacular Taxon Status
Dead Leaf - Brown-Lacewing Drepanepteryx phalaenoides

List of rare MOTHS found on Naphill Common

Vernacular Taxon Status
Red-necked Footman Atolmis rubricollis only found in some areas
Mocha Cyclophora annularia Nationally Scarce Notable B (Nb) species

List of rare PLANTS found on Naphill Common

Vernacular Taxon Status
Starfruit Damasonium alisma Critically Endangered
Yellow Birdsnest Monotropa hypopitys Endangered

List of rare TREES found on Naphill Common

Vernacular Taxon Status
Juniper Juniper communis Report

One of the objectives of the Friend of Naphill Common is to carry out surveys on animal and plant life found on the Common.

This could be carried out by a mixture of professional bodies or individuals and members of Friends of Naphill Common who have either an interest or just happen to see something on the Common.

If you have any information or can help in any way please do not hesitate to contact Trevor Hussey (see contact us)