Monday, February 29, 2016

I Teach Because I Love

The Death’s Head Moth is notorious for the skull shaped pattern on its thorax. It has the ability to emit a loud squeak if irritated to deter its predators. The moths are commonly observed raiding beehives for honey at night. Guard bees at the entrance attack it, but the thick cuticle and resistance to venom allow it to enter the hive and it is able to move about in the hive unmolested because it mimics the scent of the bees.

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