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Tansy Beetles Need Tansy (and Other Plants)

Sunday 19 October 2014 saw the initial visible phase of a project well over a year in the planning. When volunteers planted fifty large, healthy tansy plants by the cattle grid to the north of Rawcliffe Meadows this was done … Continue reading

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Tansy Beetle Diet

One would have thought that Tansy Beetles (Chrysolina graminis) from their name just eat the tansy plant (Tanacetum vulgare). However, the adult beetles are known to vary their location, if not always their diet, by laying eggs on neighbouring plants … Continue reading

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