The palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus) is common in the UK but endangered in some other countries of the EU.
Adults spend the breeding season in water laying up to 300 eggs. 66 more words
Helophilus pendulus is a common European hoverfly sometimes nicknamed the footballer fly due to its distinctive strip – Hull City maybe? The Latin means “hanging marsh-lover” – the larvae can be found in a variety of waterbodies, from lakes and rivers to ditches and puddles. 43 more words