Tansy beetle at Wicken Fen
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Wicken Fen home for 'very rare' tansy beetles

Hundreds of "very rare" iridescent tansy beetles have been reintroduced to a wildlife habitat in Cambridgeshire.

Tansy beetles were thought only to exist along the River Ouse in York until one was discovered near Huntingdon last month.

After a "bumper breeding year" hundreds of York beetles have now been relocated to Wicken Fen after being transported down the A1 in buckets.

It is hoped this new "hospitable" habitat will help to increase numbers for the "critically endangered" species.

  • 05 Sep 2014