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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Moth Proboscis
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 5, 2018
The hawkmoth’s brain uses a different area to search for food than it does to look for where to lay eggs.
Image of the Day: Whistling Caterpillar
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2018
Nessus sphinx hawkmoth larvae make alarm calls using mechanics similar to rocket engines.
Sweet Trick, Hawkmoths
Bob Grant | Apr 17, 2017
The fast-flying insects convert sugars from nectar into antioxidants, which can help heal the oxidative damage suffered by their hard-working muscles.
Hawkmoth Brains Slow During Dusk Meals
Bob Grant | Jun 15, 2015
This helps the insects collect as much visual information as possible from the gently swaying flowers on which they dine.