Insect fossils are extremely rare in the London clay of Sheppey. The paleo-environment was marine, approximately 100 kilometres from the nearest landmass and, it must be assumed, that although insects were carried out to sea by the woody detritus the conditions were unfavourable for their preservation as fossils.

"Weevil" Coleoptera: Fam: Curculionidae Subfam: Cryptorrhynchinae Species: Korystina - Collected: Jim Craig 4th February 1989

From sieved residue collected below Coastguard Lookout, East of Warden Point Probably Division D - London Clay - Photograph:- Jim Craig

Pupae in a cluster with grub showing through open pupal case.The species is unknown, but presumed to be the larval and pupal stages of a beetle.