Beetle resurfaces after 60 years

A beetle thought to be extinct in the United Kingdom since 1948 has been rediscovered in south Devon, on the country's south-western coast.
The short-necked oil beetle was found by an amateur entomologist during a wildlife survey on National Trust land.
The species, also known as Meloe brevicollis, gets its name from the highly toxic oil secretions it produces to ward off predators.
Intensive farming practices in Britain have decimated the oil beetle population; the insect was last recorded in Sussex, along the south-eastern coast, in 1948.