‘Rare’ beetle is maybe not so rare

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Re your article on Thursday May 7, concerning the beetle reported to have been last seen in Co Antrim in 1896.

I am not of that vintage, but I have seen this beetle on numerous occasions during earlier days, especially when gardening just outside Dry Arch, Mosside.

I would have regarded it as reasonably common.

Daniel Baird

Ballymoney