Sunday, 17 May 2015

Saving North Yorkshire's Tansy beetle from extinction

16 May 2015 Last updated at 23:54 BST

A breeding programme is being set up for a rare beetle which has been threatened with extinction.

The iridescent Tansy beetle only exists along a 28-mile stretch of the River Ouse in North Yorkshire.

It only eats a specific kind of plant and has an unfortunate habit of eating its own eggs.

Danny Carpenter reports.

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