hawkmoth hawkmoth

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed

News

  1. OK, this is weird: To ward off bats, these moths rub their genitals

    With perhaps the kinkiest alarm system in the animal kingdom, hawkmoths rub their genitals to create ultrasound bursts that might drive away bats, researchers say.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Kinky! Hawkmoths Rub Genitals to Ward Off Bats

    With perhaps the kinkiest alarm system in the animal kingdom, hawkmoths rub their genitals to create ultrasound bursts that might drive away bats, researchers say.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  3. Hawkmoths defend themselves with genital sonar blasts

    Hawkmoths can mimic bats' echolocation signals, which either serve as a warning to predators or may disguise their location
    on July 5, 2013     Source: CBS News

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