children’s film encyclopedia 


Species to Spot

Below is a list of plants, animals and insects featured in the film. The list is made in the order of their appearence and it provides both the common name & scientific name of each species

Occasionally plants will be more commonly known by their latin name i.e. ceanothus.

Do you have any similar plants, animals or insects near your home?

Opening Sequence:

Russian Blue Cat – Felis catus

Ox-eye daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare

Dog rose – Rosa canina

Yellow sheep-sorrel – Oxalis stricta

Common marigold - Calendula officinalis

Foxglove – Digitalis purpurea

Dog rose – Rosa canina

European Columbine - Aquilegia vulgaris

Chives - Allium schoenoprasum

African Daisy - Osteospermum ecklonis

Ivy-leaved Toadflax - Cymbalaria muralis

Geranium - Pelargonium × hortorum

Ceanothus  - Ceanothus arbore

The rest of the film:

 Aphids on Rose

    a.     Rose aphid - Macrosiphum rosae

    b.     Money spider (top left of leaf) – Linyphiidae

Tortrix moth caterpillar on rosemary

    a.     Rosemary - Salvia rosmarinus

    b.     Tortrix moth caterpillar – Tortricidae

Black garden ant on common peony

    a.     Common Peony - Paeonia officinalis

    b.     Black garden ant - Lasius niger

European garden spider on Ceanothus

    a.     Ceanothus – Ceanothus arboreus

    b.     European garden spider – Araneus diadematus

Buzzing spider - Anyphaena accentuata

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) on Common marigold

    a.     Speckled bush cricket – Leptophyes punctatissima

    b.     Common marigold - Calendula officinalis

Dark bush-cricket – Pholidoptera griseoaptera

European garden spider on African daisy

    a.     European garden spider - Araneus diadematus

    b.     African daisy - Osteospermum ecklonis

Common carder bee on French lavender

    a.     Common carder bee - Bombus pascuorum

    b.     French lavender - Lavandula stoechas

White tailed bumble bee on Ceanothus

    a.     White tailed bumble bee - Bombus lucorum

    b.     Ceonothus - Ceanothus arboreus

Blackbird – Turdus merula

Holly Blue (butterfly) - Celastrina argiolus

Holly Blue (butterfly) - Celastrina argiolus

Black garden ants on common peony

    a.     Common Peony - Paeonia officinalis

    b.     Black garden ant - Lasius niger

Garden snail – Cornu asperum

Dusky slug – Arion fuscus

Ground beetle - Agonum assimile

Common woodlouse - Oniscus asellus

European garden spider - Araneus diadematus

Common hedgehog - Erinaceus europaeus

Now, if possible, go outside and make your own study.

You don’t need a camera.

You can use your thinking, looking, listening, smelling and touching skills to start.

Then share what you’ve observed -
on paper, with pencil,
with words...

anything goes!

With thanks to Eglantine, Ulysses & Toby Mills (for IDing the species).
©Housework Films Ltd.