First Sussex record of the lesser water boatman Arctocorisa germari.

25th October 2006, Wednesday

Yesterday while carrying out pond surveys at Hastings Country Park Local Nature Reserve Peter Hodge found a single male Arctocorisa germari. This is the first sussex record of this mainly northern species and has only been recorded once before in the RX area at Dungeness.

More information and pictures of the species can be found at the following links:

www.hydrobiologie.com/Makrozoobenthos.html

www.boxvalley.co.uk/nature/sns/wad48/w48-10.htm