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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Campaign to Protect Rural England

Hidden report reveals Wenny Meadow is home to rare 'false scorpions'

Tuesday, 07 December 2021 10:48

Hidden report reveals Wenny Meadow is home to rare 'false scorpions' Image from Wikimedia Commons

According to an invertebrate survey obtained via a Freedom of Information Request, Wenny Meadow in Chatteris is home to a “substantial and healthy population” of rare pseudoscorpions. Otherwise known as “false scorpions”, these invertebrates are like scorpions but without a “stinger” on their tail-end.

The survey, from 2015, was produced in support of the East Chatteris Broad Concept Plan application, but had not been published by the developer or Fenland District Council.

The species found at Wenny Meadow is described as "the largest British false scorpion, as well as one of the rarest".

More details can be found on the Ely Standard's website here.

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