New UK Mite

18/12/16 I collected a sample of beach strandline material from Lake beach Poole harbour , and placed it in a Tullgren funnel overnight .

On closer inspection I noticed some tiny Mites among the Springtails and other insects , the Mites were sent to Matthew Shepherd for ID , and some turned out to be a new species for the UK , Dorycranosus splendens , one of the Liacaridae group ,  described as living in warm dry soils in Spain and Portugal .

Its possible this population has gone unrecorded due to their size and habitat .