Six species of sawfly have become extinct in England in the last 200 years, five of which are shown below.

Species: Cimbex quadrimaculatus
Extinct: 1800s

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Species: Corynis crassicornis
Extinct: early 1800s

© Ferran Turmo Gort

© Libor Hudík

Species: Corynis obscura
Extinct: early 1800s

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Species: Megalodontes cephalotes
Extinct: early 1800s

© Libor Hudík

© Cor Zonneveld

Species: Strongylogaster filicis
Extinct: 1873

© Stefan Schmidt


Two species of shrimp have gone extinct in England in the last 200 years.

Species: Artemia salina (Brine shrimp)
Extinct: 1907
Factors leading to extinction: Habitat loss

Species: Mysis relicta
Extinct: 1952/1953

© Xavier Patinyo i Vidal Patinyo

© Jaap Cost Budde


Two species of snail have become extinct in England in the last 200 years, one of which is shown below

Species: Fruticicola fruticum
Extinct: c1950

© Michael Becker

© Ferran Turmo Gort

Species: Gibbaranea bituberculata
Extinct: 1954
Factors leading to extinction: The vegetation at the last remaining site was mown to the ground in 1954.

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Species: Hypsosinga heri
Extinct: 1912
Factors leading to extinction: Land drainage

© Jaume Bobet


Four species of spider have become extinct in England in the last 200 years, three of which are shown below. Spiders are threatened by habitat modification.

Species: Mastigusa arietina
Extinct: 1926
Factors leading to extinction: Loss of over-mature trees

© Frits Broekhuis

Species: Nitella gracilis (Slender stonewort)
Extinct: 1914
Factors leading to extinction: Pollution


Species: Tolypella nidifica (Bird’s nest stonewort)
Extinct: 1956
Factors leading to extinction: Decline in water quality

© Aurélie Rey-Boissezon

© Dirk Schories


Four species of stonewort have become extinct in England over the last 200 years, two of which are shown below. Stoneworts are threatened by pollution, habitat loss and poor land and water management