Top Ten Facts About MothsXxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX Here are some facts about these underrated cousins of butterflies
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The Hemiceratoides hieroglyphica feeds on the tears of birds. It uses its thin and long proboscis to pierce into the eyelid of the sleeping bird, use the hook on its proboscis to anchor it, and suck the tears. Sometimes the moth spits anaesthetic to the eye of the bird so it would stay asleep when it sucks the tears - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Wow! Creepy but cool
Thus making them unable to eat and die about a week later after coming out of the cocoon - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
They have highly developed ultrasonic emitters in their thorax. Weird thing is, some species of hawkmoth produce the ultrasonic sonar-scrambling signals from their...genitals... - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Make a mixture of beer, bananas, and molasses, paint the mixture on tree trunks, and you havw yourself a moth night club - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
They mimic anything. A hornet (hornet moth), a hummingbird (hummingbird hawkmoth), a spider (Lygodium spider moth), bird dropping, etc - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
The Madagascan sunset moth, hummingbird clearwing, etc - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Up to a whooping 7 miles away! - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
The smallest moth is the Nepticulid moth, while the largest is the Atlas moth - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
There are about 160,000 species of moth known, while for butterflies, only about 17,500 species - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Yeah, I looked up the Atlas moth you mentioned, it has a really pretty orange pattern.
Some can be really colourful and beautiful, and I think some species are more beautiful than butterflies!
Ok, not a really good fact, but I was running out of ideaa - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
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2. Some species don't have mouths in their adult stage
3. Moths can emit ultrasonic signals to jam bat sonars