Rare Snow Flea found in Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

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Experts have discovered a new species of insect living in Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve for the first time since records began.

The Snow Flea bears no relation to the common flea – it is instead more directly related to the UK’s four species of Scorpion Flies – but has never been identified at Sherwood Forest until now.

The discovery has been made by Trevor and Dilys Pendleton, who are specialists in identifying invertebrates within the county and beyond.

 

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