Help in the search for the Chestnut click beetle

in News

The Chestnut click beetle (Anostirus castaneus) is only found at two locations in Britain: an area of soft cliffs on the Isle of Wight and at Birk Crag near .

On Saturday 23 April the Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Buglife are running a survey, in conjunction with , to look for the beetle at Birk Crag and confirm that it is still present there.

Chestnut Click Beatle
Chestnut click beetle (Anostirus castaneus) © Ian Middlebrook

The Chestnut click beetle is an elusive beast, it has not been seen at Birk Crag for a number of years and is usually found on hot sunny days, so a bit of luck with the weather is needed!

This survey will suit people within easy reach of Harrogate as we may reschedule the date if the weather forecast does not look good. No previous beetle expertise is required as this is a distinctive species and there will be specialists taking part who can help with identification. A keen eye and a spare afternoon are all that’s needed.

If you would like to join us in the hunt for this beetle please email Buglife.

 

Please share the news

 

Support the Harrogate Informer

The Harrogate Informer is asking our readers to support local independent journalism.

We are editorially independent and publish without bias or influence – there is not a rich investor or shareholders that we answer to.

Good journalism is a valuable part of a community, but we want to do more.

Good journalism is about meeting people and covering a story. Our aim is to offer a wide range of news items and present them in an interesting way for all ages.

We are asking our readers to make a small donation, either as a one-off donation or a regular donation each month. Support can be from as little as £1

All contributions are appreciated, whether big or small. It enables us to expand the work that we are already doing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

Latest from News

Go to Top