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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Cocoon
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 23, 2018
Researchers have taken inspiration from wild silk moths to craft fibers that can transport images.
Image of the Day: Bat Attack!
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 15, 2018
Barbastelle bats trick moths with muffled echolocation calls.
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: Moth Resurrection
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 18, 2017
Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years.
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
Mary Bates | Sep 22, 2017
In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.
Image of the Day: Not a Leaf
Staff | Jul 26, 2017
With brown splotches artfully strewn against its bright yellow coloring, the striking imperial moth (
) appears more leaf than Lepidoptera.
Image of the Day: Trump Bug
Staff | Jan 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
Catherine Offord | Jun 14, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Jenny Rood | Feb 17, 2015
Luna moths use their long tails to throw bats off their trail.
Moth Mating Calls Linked to Bats
Ed Yong | Jun 20, 2013
The degree of honesty in moth courtship songs might have been influenced by their similarity to bat echolocation calls.