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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