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Rare beetles ready to star on TV; ENTERTAINMENT.

The BBC2's Autumnwatch programme will feature a Worcestershire woodland tonight (9pm). Producers chose to film at Tiddesley Orchard in Pershore Wood, near Evesham, as they strive to uncover the habits of the noble chafer beetle.

Noble chafers live in decaying fruit trees in Worcestershire and Herefordshire and are extremely rare to find flying as they can spend an entire lifetime in one tree. Harry Green MBE, trustee and honorary vice-president of the Woodland Trust, the UK's leading woodland conservation charity, met TV presenter Kate Humble at Tiddesley Orchard.

Mr Green said: "It's great to see a national programme take an interest in such a rare beetle. Noble chafers are only found in this area and a small area in Kent but this may well help us to identify more populations."
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