Worcestershire Record No. 19 November 2005 p. 4
SECOND RECORD OF RARE OIL BEETLE MELOE RUGOSUS Marsham 1802 NEAR
An occurrence at Netherton, near Pershore of this rare RDB3 oil beetle was
reported in Worcestershire Record No 5 November 1998 by David Green.
Interestingly a second specimen was found recently on 10th November 2005
about 100 metres from the first record site, again by the same finder ≠ Jake
Poloni! On the second occasion the beetle was found in a dogís basket in an
outside porch. How it got there is unknown. For more information on the beetle
see David Greenís report.
|Oil beetle Meloe rugosus found at Netherton