Kewochthonius halberti

During a recent beach strandline survey near Kimmeridge Dorset , a very rare and elusive Pseudoscorpion turned up under a boulder at the top of the beach .

Kewochthonius halberti hasn't been seen in the UK since the 1920's , only being recorded from one site in Devon , its rediscovery once again highlights the need to study and protect our coastal ecosystems such as beach strandlines and boulder fields .

At 1.5mm it is an easy animal to overlook , however , our aim is too revisit the site and access the population of this extremely rare Pheudoscorpion , and examine other suitable sites where it may live .