Stenophilscia glarearum

In early May , we visited Slapton beach in Devon to try and locate the very rare Isopod Stenophiloscia glarearum ( zosterae )

It lives on shingle beach strandlines at a handful of UK sites , and has proved very elusive to those seeking it out , the trip was fruitless , with none being found .

On the 18th of May , I set around 30 pitfall traps along a stretch of beach at Ringstead bay Dorset , fine vegetated shingle at the back of the beach , with traps set at various levels , and baited with cat biscuits and Whitebait .

The following morning , I collected the traps , among the numerous Sandhooper's, Woodlice , and Beetles , were 4 Stenophiloscia glarearum , a new species record for Dorset , and highlighting the need to survey beach strandlines .