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image: Image of the Day: Bat Attack!

Image of the Day: Bat Attack!

By The Scientist Staff | March 15, 2018

Barbastelle bats trick moths with muffled echolocation calls.

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image: Image of the Day: Moth Proboscis

Image of the Day: Moth Proboscis

By The Scientist Staff | March 5, 2018

The hawkmoth’s brain uses a different area to search for food than it does to look for where to lay eggs.  

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image: Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection

Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection

By The Scientist Staff | December 18, 2017

Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years. 

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image: The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf

The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf

By Mary Bates | September 22, 2017

In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.

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image: Image of the Day: Not a Leaf

Image of the Day: Not a Leaf

By The Scientist Staff | July 26, 2017

With brown splotches artfully strewn against its bright yellow coloring, the striking imperial moth (Eacles imperialis) appears more leaf than Lepidoptera.

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image: Image of the Day: Trump Bug

Image of the Day: Trump Bug

By The Scientist Staff | January 19, 2017

Inspired by President-elect Donald Trump's signature hairdo, a biologist named a new species of moth with yellowish-white scales on its head Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.

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image: Behavior Brief

Behavior Brief

By Catherine Offord | June 14, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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image: Distracting Tails

Distracting Tails

By Jenny Rood | February 17, 2015

Luna moths use their long tails to throw bats off their trail.

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image: Moth Mating Calls Linked to Bats

Moth Mating Calls Linked to Bats

By Ed Yong | June 20, 2013

The degree of honesty in moth courtship songs might have been influenced by their similarity to bat echolocation calls.

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