Rare beetle goes to UEL

PUBLISHED: 13:00 26 June 2012

UEL looking after the Streaked Bombardier Beetle

UEL looking after the Streaked Bombardier Beetle


The University of East London and the Invertebrate Conservation Trust have found a new home for one of the UK’s most endangered invertebrates – the streaked bombardier beetle.

The beetle has only recently been found on a few ex-industrial sites in the Thames Gateway.

Fifteen beetles were rescued and have been re-homed on a new site at UEL’s Docklands Campus.

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