- Written by Administrator
- Category: Debates
- Published: 10 June 2010
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A rare weevil discovered by BSCG on the threatened An Camas Mòr site this month. Magdalis duplicata a beetle in the weevil family is associated with Caledonian pine. It is classed as a Notable A. The invertebrate survey for the developer includes no notable beetles. According to the National Biodiversity Network there are records from only four 10km squares in Scotland with 3 of these in the Cairngorms area. The most recent Cairngorms area reports seem to be field observations from Mar lodge Estate in upper Deeside on 7 and 8 July in 2000. In a 15 year study between 1979 and 1993 John Owen recorded this beetle in 4 km squares in Abernethy Forest.