Conservation charity Trees for Life announced in November last year that it had discovered a rare species of sawfly that had never previously been recorded in the UK. The specimen was collected on the Dundreggan Estate in Glen Moriston, Inverness-shire. The highland estate is a key site in Trees for Life’s award-winning work to restore Scotland’s Caledonian Forest. It is notable for its biodiversity, and over 50 specimens that are listed as priorities for conservation in the UK have been found there.

This particular sawfly species is also thought to be extremely rare in Europe, having been found ...


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