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Extinct Beetle Found, on Sidewalk

The capricorn beetle, thought to be extinct in England since the late 18th century has been found hanging out on the side walk. Experts believe this wood-feeding insect may have hitched a ride on some imported wood pallets from a distant country, but are still intrigued by its arrival and subsequent discovery. The specimen was turned over to athorities and sent to the local butterfly reserve.