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On the occurence of fossil insects in the Wealden Strata of the Sussex Coast, by William R. Binfield and Henry Binfield, published January 1854 in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society (vol. 10, issue 1-2, article, pp.171-176)   View Online
The specimens which we have the honour to present to the Geological Society are, we believe, the first remains of Insects from the Wealden of Hastings which have been brought before the notice of the Society; the details we have been able to collect respecting the position and character of the beds containing them may, therefore, Cliffs, including many localities where the insect-beds occur, will be found in the 'Geological Transactions,' 2nd ser. vol. ii. Part 1. pl. 5, appended to Professor Webster's memoir "On the Strata near Hastings" (p. 31, &c. of the same vol.), to which we shall frequently refer, as well as to Dr. Fitton's memoir "On the Strata below the Chalk," Geol. Trans. 2nd ser. vol. iv. Part 2.

Insects, edited by Herbert Goss, F.L.S., late Secretary to the Entomological Society, published 1905 in The Victoria History of the County of Sussex (vol. 1: Natural History, Geology, pre-medieval Archaeology, the Domesday survey, and Political History, pp.110-237, , facsimile edition published 1973, London: Victoria County History, ISBN-10: 0712905855 & ISBN-13: 9780712905855) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2398] & The Keep [LIB/500089] & R.I.B.A. Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

The Milkweed Butterfly, by Christopher James Turle, published 1927 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. I no. 9, article, p.416) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2303][Lib 8326] & The Keep [LIB/500137]

Autumn Butterflies in Sussex, by Christopher James Turle, published 1927 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. I no. 11, article, p.475) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2303][Lib 8326] & The Keep [LIB/500137]

The Butterflies of Eastbourne, by Robert Adkin, published 1928 (Eastbourne Natural History and Archaeology Society) accessible at: The Keep [ACC10182/2/4/2]

The Moths of Eastbourne, by Robert Adkin, published 1930 (Eastbourne Natural History and Archaeology Society) accessible at: The Keep [ACC10182/2/4/2]

Sussex Butterflies month by month, by Robert Adkin, F.E.S., published 1932 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VI no. 6, article, pp.352-356) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9325] & The Keep [LIB/500175]

The Butterflies and Moths of Eastbourne. Supplement 1. Additions and corrections , by Robert Adkin, published 1934 (Eastbourne Natural History and Archaeology Society)

Beetles from the London Clay, Eocene, of BognorRegis, Sussex, by Everard Baldwin Britton, published 1960 in Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Geology (vol. 4, no. 2, article) accessible at: British Library

An Experimental Investigation into the Behaviour of the Heather Weevil (Strophosomus sus) on Heathland in the Ashdown Forest, Sussex, by P.W. Freeland, published 1971 in Journal of Biological Education (vol. 5, no. 1, article, pp.7-14)

History of the Butterflies and Moths of Sussex, by Colin Pratt, published 1 December 1981 (356 pp., Booth Museum of Natural History, ISBN-10: 0950237272 & ISBN-13: 9780950237275) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Comparison of pitfall trapping and vacuum sampling for assessing spider faunas on heathland at Ashdown Forest, southeast England, by P. Merrett and R. Snazell, published 1983 in Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society (article)

The insect fauna of the Roman well at the Cattlemarket, by M. A. Girling, published 1989 in Chichester Excavations (vol. 6, article, pp.234-241, ISBN-10: 0850336635 & ISBN-13: 9780850336634) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10381] & West Sussex Libraries

Fossil dragonflies in Horsham Museum, by E. A. Jarzembowski, published 1994 in The Proceedings of the Geologists' Association London (no. 105 issue 1, article, pp.71-75)   View Online
The family Petaluridae (Odonata: Anisoptera) is reported for the first time in the English Wealden from a new insect locality (Rudgwick Brickworks) and two new species, Libellulium zdrzaleki and Libellulium standingae spp. nov., are described.

Large Tortoiseshell in East Sussex, by J. Fellwell, published 1996 in British Journal of Entomology and Natural History (vol. 9, article, pp.92-100)

Some insects active during a period of continuous frost in East Sussex, by P. Roper, published 2001 in Journal of Entomology and Natural History (vol. 14, no. 4, article, pp.213-220)

The blackflies of the Cuckmere valley (Diptera: Simuliidae), by R.J. Post, published 2008 in Entomologist's Gazette (vol. 59, no. 2, article, p.117)

First report of amber with spider webs and microbial inclusions from the earliest Cretaceous (c. 140 Ma) of Hastings, Sussex, by Martin Brasier, Laura Cotton and Ian Yenney, published 28 October 2009 in Journal of the Geological Society (vol. 166, no. 6, article, pp.989-997)   View Online
Early Cretaceous amber resins with macroscopic inclusions are extremely rare, as are ambers with inclusions from the parent plant. Here, we report earliest Cretaceous amber resins found within alluvial soils of the Ashdown Formation near Hastings in Sussex. In contrast to younger Cretaceous examples, this Hastings amber was arguably deposited shortly before the emergence of the earliest flowering plant communities c. 140 Ma BP. Preliminary studies reveal plentiful organic inclusions, including vascular tissues, tracheid cells and putative resin ducts of the parent coniferous trees. We also report remarkably preserved soil microbes, including structures comparable with actinobacterial colonies, putative fungal or cyanobacterial filaments, and the earliest examples of spider silk webs. The last includes threads that are twisted, paired and coated with sticky fluid droplets, comparable with those of araneoid spider webs studied by us in modern cherry tree resins. Together, these Hastings amber inclusions became entombed within resins that seeped through the charred bark of coniferous trees subjected to severe fire damage, whose logs were then swept onto fluvial wetlands by floods. Embalming resins of this kind may have evolved to combat damage associated with insects, fungi and widespread forest fires.

The probable demise of an interesting population of Hipparchia semele (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) in West Sussex, by P. Russell, published 2014 in Entomologists Gazette (vol. 65, no. 1, article, pp.3-9)