Rare Scaly Cricket Survives Napoli…and a Cornish Pasty!

This is the story of one of the rarest insects in Britain, missing for nearly 18 months, which has been found again on Branscombe beach in East Devon.

The scaly cricket had vanished after the grounding of the MSC Napoli in January 2007.

The nocturnal insect, known to live on shingle beaches and to feed, I believe, on “general waste”, was found in a trap which contained the remains of … a Cornish pasty.

I know sausages are little parcels of mystery, lips and bits, but I don’t think it’s fair to describe the mighty pasty as “general waste” nor scaly cricket bait.

Daily Mail

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