A SITE which is home to a rare type of insect has been found in Barnsley - one of only three in the UK.

Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership is now educating locals about the insect life in the borough - including a rare species of Harvestman, only known to be in three sites in the UK. It is so rare is doesn't even have a proper name yet.

Also spotted in Barnsley is a rare hoverfly, photographed here by Alwyn Timms.

For more information email dvlp@barnsley.gov.uk.