Stevns Klint

By Peter Petersen

June

Stevns klint is 17 km long and up to 41 meters high white chalk cliff which are on UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) is a common butterfly here. This species is called: Nældens takvinge in Danish.

The Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) is a common sea bird here. This seaduck is called: Stor skallesluger in Denmark.

The Large Yellow Spotted Weevil (Liparus coronatus) can reach 12 mm.

The Large Yellow Spotted Weevil (Liparus coronatus) is called: Stor gulplettet snudebille in Danish.

The Eurasian Linnet (Linaria cannabina) is a finch. This bird is called: Tornirisk in Danish.

The Shaded Orbweaver (Metellina merianae) inhabits cave entrances etc. This is a male above.

A female Shaded Orbweaver (Metellina merianae) above.

The Shaded Orbweaver (Metellina merianae) is called: Skyggehjulspinder in Danish.

The Shaded Orbweaver (Metellina merianae) are usually found in the ceiling of the caves but this one was perfectly camouflaged to the cave floor.

The Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) sometimes referred to as (Dactylorhiza maculata fuchsii).

The Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) is called: Skov-gøgeurt in Danish. This orchid is relatively common in Stevns Klint.

A male Yellow-legged Zipper Spider (Trachyzelotes pedestris). This species is called: Rødbenet ninja in Danish.

A female Yellow-legged Zipper Spider (Trachyzelotes pedestris).

A male Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella). This species is common in Denmark. It is called: Gulspurv in Danish.

The Rough Strawberry Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus) is called: Ru rodsnudebille in Danish.

The Rough Strawberry Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus) larvae feed on roots of different plant species.

The Ground Weevil (Barynotus obscurus) is called: Jordsnudebille in Danish.

The Ground Weevil (Barynotus obscurus) can reach 9 mm in lenght.

The Horsetail weevil (Grypus equiseti) is called: Padderokkesnudebille in Danish. Above is a male.

Above is a female Horsetail weevil (Grypus equiseti). This species live on Horsetail plants (Equisetum sp.).

The Zebra Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus) are also found here. This species is called: Almindelig Zebraedderkop in Denmark.

The Zebra Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus) can reach around 6 mm. 

The Spotted Marsh Fly (Trypetoptera punctulata) is called: Plettet kærflue in Danish. This species can grow to around 6.4 mm.

The Jumping Bristletail (Petrobius brevistylis) is called: Broget Klippespringer in Danish. This species can reach around 2 cm.

The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is called: Hvid vipstjert in Danish. This is a common species here.

The Giant House Spider (Eratigena atrica) is called: Stor husedderkop in Danish. This species can reach around 10 cm (legspan).

The Giant House Spider (Eratigena atrica) is one of the largest species of spider in Denmark.

The chalk cliffs here attract many species. 

The Furrow Orbweaver (Larinioides cornutus) is called: Sivhjulspinder in Denmark. This species is also common here.

In this area you can also see European Bison (Bison bonasus). They are captive though.

The Pellucid Hover Fly (Volucella pellucens) is called: Hvidbåndet humlesvirreflue in Danish.

The Yellow Shell Moth (Camptogramma bilineata) is called: Okkergul Bladmåler in Danish. This species can reach 27 mm.