Vampire Moth Discovered – Evolution at Work

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 27, 2008   View Article

A previously unknown population of vampire moths has been found in Siberia. And in a twist worthy of a Halloween horror movie, entomologists say the bloodsuckers may have evolved from a purely fruit-eating species.

Moths Remember Lessons Learned While Caterpillars

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 5, 2008   View Article

Adult moths can remember their “childhoods” as caterpillars, a new study has found.

Moths Elude Spiders by Mimicking Them, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: February 14, 2007   View Article

The arrival of a jumping spider sends most moths into a flutter trying to escape the predator’s lethal pounce.

Not so for metalmark moths in the genus Brenthia. These moths stand their ground with hind wings flared and forewings held above the body at a slight angle.

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