SMN Weekly – Long tails of luna moths can flummox attackers, scientists find

February 17, 2015 7:18 PM

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The long, beautiful tails of luna moths can help to flummox would-be attackers like predatory bats, according to a new research study published recently.

The luna moth, a brilliantly green-colored moth that’s one of the largest moth species found in North America, features a pair of long, kite-like trailing tails on its wings that have been thought of as some sort of defense mechanism by scientists for some time. However, it was only until recently t...

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