Capricorn beetle

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(Zool.) any beetle of the family Carambucidæ; one of the long-horned beetles. The larvæ usually bore into the wood or bark of trees and shrubs and are often destructive. See Girdler, Pruner.

See also: Capricorn

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A GIANT Capricorn Beetle - classified as extinct in the UK - has been re-homed at the Stratford Butterfly Farm after accidentally being imported into the country in a shipment of wood.
Jeff Lambert with the rare Mediterranean Capricorn beetle, Morimus Asper
Also known as the Capricorn beetle, it is not native to the UK and, although it can be found in Mediterranean countries, it is recognised as a threatened species.
Only last June another species - the less sweet but, instead, quite arresting looking Capricorn beetle (think more Tom Baker than Peter Kay) - made a comeback here after being awol for 300 years.
6in Capricorn beetle turned up at Foothold furniture restorers in Llanelli, South Wales, 300 years after it was thought to be extinct.
He described the grub of the Capricorn beetle as "a bit of intestine that crawls about.
The capricorn beetle has gone on show at the Stratford Butterfly Farm after a curious member of the public picked it up off the pavement and handed it in to environmental officers.
In June, the rare giant capricorn beetle was found on an oak timber at a workshop in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, by carpenter Ben Perrott.
Workers in Llanelli were shocked to discover the long- forgotten giant capricorn beetle that turned up at their workshop last week.
In fact it turned out to be an extremely rare Capricorn beetle.
They consulted their reference books and confirmed it was a Capricorn Beetle, which was thought to have died out in this country at the turn of the last century.