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Rare Beetle spotted on North Coast for first time in 100 years

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A rare beetle has been rediscovered on the North Coast during a series of “bio-blitzes” that took place across the United Kingdom in 2015.

A grand total of 1168 species were recorded, and one of these was the Forest Chafer beetle which was found in Whitepark Bay in Ballintoy and had not been seen alive in Ireland since 1915.

Speaking about the bio-blitzes, David Bullock from the National Trust said: “The data from these bio blitzes will play an important part in giving us a greater understanding of the species that live along our coastline.

“The shifting nature of our shoreline means that we need to think ahead about what is happening to coastal habitats and how we might secure the future of the wildlife that lives by the sea.”

Image Credit : National Trust

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