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2008-08-27 00:00:24

A rare Scottish moth, found only on two islands in the Hebrides, could fall victim to an invasive plant that is burying its habitat. Experts believe there may be only 400 slender Scotch burnets left in the British Isles, all of them living in six locations on Mull and Ulva, The Scotsman reports. The burnet lives on cliff edges in sheltered spots with its caterpillars feeding only on the birdsfoot trefoil. "Like many really rare species, it is incredibly fussy," said Tom Prescott, a...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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