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Sun 6th June 2010

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 1:50 AM

moths : Had a terrific catch in the trap on Saturday morning, with lots of species I rarely see, including at least 2 new for the garden, one of which looks like a first for Guernsey. When I have finished sorting everything out I shall put pictures up. Meanwhile, here are some photos of the Five-spot Burnet moths from Mont Herault on Friday, gorging themselves on nectar - you can see the pollen stuck to their heads, carrying out their mission in return for their sweet treat.

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Five-spot Burnet, Mont Herault

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nonsense : A new species of Guinea Pig was discovered yesterday in Guernsey - Cavia aidanensis. This species is slightly larger than the regular form of Guinea Pig, does not have as much fur and has a more varied diet. Like normal Guinea Pigs, this species eats and eats and eats, but lacks the hygiene of the domesticated form. A difficult species to domesticate, it can often be seen running wild in parks, playgrounds and supermarkets, and running spikes are advisable if you want to catch one. More vocal than the typical form, especially at 5 am on a Sunday morning, so it is not advisable to have any neighbours, or expect any sleep-ins. Once tamed, this species is exceptionally cuddle-able and will give you plenty of love. This individual was identified as belonging to the race Cavia aidanensis crazyindacoconutti.

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