United Kingdom: ‘Impressive’ find of rare beetles

BBC: The discovery of a number of rare beetles at a Gloucestershire nature reserve is being celebrated by experts. Eleven rugged oil beetles, which are believed to be in serious decline, were counted at the Elliott nature reserve on Swift's Hill near Stroud. The Stroud valleys have been a stronghold for the beetle, as have reserves in Somerset and Wiltshire. A Buglife spokesman said the beetles were usually found in low numbers, so to find 11 in one go was "impressive". 'Good sign' The......

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