Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Return Of The Moth

This mythical black-winged and orange bodied moth is so rare that it has been found on only four previous occasions since 1853. Until very recently near Loch Morie, Easter Ross, Highland in Scotland. While walking through the forest, Andy Scott and Margaret Currie noticed it in a spider's web and rescued it from certain doom.

Since the Ethmia pyrausta's discovery in 1853, two were found again in 1996 on the top of Glas Maol in the Grampians, and a further two found nearby. Butterfly expert Mark Young said "It is now up to us to try and find out where the moth breeds and to make sure that its habitat is safe."

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