New bug find excitement

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WILDLIFE enthusiasts are getting excited after discovering species of bugs in South Yorkshire which have never been seen in the UK before.

Members of Sorby Natural History Society found the new type of insects during a site visit to Century Riverside Park, between the centres of Sheffield and Rotherham.

A spokesman said: “Adults and nymphs of the Conostethus Venustus were found, which were only around 2.7mm to 3.0 mm in size.

“They were easy to find on a flower-rich flood bank of mayweed.

“The bug is surely more widespread.”

The bugs were then found at four more sites, including Parson Cross in Sheffield, the Dearne Valley, Thorpe Marsh, near Doncaster, and.

Members also discovered another new species to the UK - a type of planthopper - on a brownfield site at Wath.