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This week the BBC website has focussed on 10 endangered UK animal and lichen species that have been given English common (ie non-Latin) names, that were suggesed by the British public in an open competition. My favourite has to be the ‘blue pepper pot beetle’, which is a fantastically appropriate name – and rather more catchy than it’s previous single moniker ‘Cryptocephalus punctiger’. Have a look at the beautiful photos at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10666353

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