Quirky Suffolk: The Pashford Potter
PUBLISHED: 16:16 07 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:18 20 February 2013
The Lakenheath beetle that's also a potter
Littleis known about the rare Pashford pot beetle (Cryptocephalus exiguous) other than its habit of fashioning pots in the mud for its home and its existence in only a small area at Pashford Poors Fen near Lakenheath. When the mud pots dry out they form perfect houses so that, when it feels threatened, the beetle can scurry into its pot and close itself in.
For more fascinating details on Suffolk read The Little Book of Suffolk by Carol Twinch published by Breedon Books, 9.99