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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.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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