The Guardian, Natural England and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History are once again giving you dear readers the opportunity to give common names to some British species.
Last year the response was huge with over 3,000 entries culminating in winning names such as the Queen’s executioner beetle, Mab’s lantern Beetle, St John’s Jellyfish and sea piglet shrimp.
This time sea slug, wasp and lichen are among the species that need a common name to accompany their Latin classification. The winning names will be published in the Guardian and put on display in an exhibition by the Oxford University Natural History Museum.
Click the links below to post your name ideas. Good luck!
• Chrystotoxum elegans – one of nature’s gardeners
• Octospora humosa – a high-pressured fungus