Naturalists unearth rare dung beetle at two Ayrshire locations

Naturalists unearth rare dung beetle at two Ayrshire locations
 

A rare dung beetle has been unearthed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust at two locations in North Ayrshire.
The minotaur beetles were found at Dundonald Links and at Gailes Marsh Wildlife Reserve near Irvine.
The species has only been recorded a handful of times in Scotland in the past 50 years.
Minotaur beetles are found in sandy grassland and heathland and are most active at night, feeding on dung, particularly rabbit droppings.
Gill Smart, the reserves manager at Scottish Wildlife Trust said: "It's really exciting to find a new rare species on our reserve. I'd heard from local... read more

 
9 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 45
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