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Rare Insect Site Found In Barnsley

Wednesday October 28 2015


The rare hoverfly by Alwyn Timms The rare hoverfly by Alwyn Timms


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.

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Reply Posted by Roseanna Burton on Friday October 30 2015 at 13:23
All part of the DVLP's new partnership relationship with Sorby Natural History Society. It was a great experience getting to see the rare harvestman species in Barnsley known as Liebunum Species A. The hoverfly is a typical southern species thought to be moving North with climate change known as Chrysotoxum festivum. If you'd like to know more about our up coming workshops send us an emal on the above.

Thanks, Roseanna (DVLP Team)

Reply Posted by Jak Stafford on Friday October 30 2015 at 16:37
Isn't it Leiobunum Species?

Reply Posted by Crazy frog on Monday November 2 2015 at 18:54
Plenty of insects if you walk through the town centre any day of the week.