Did you know many species of moths have no mouths? Like this luna moth, for example, with its spectacular 5-inch wingspan. No mouth, though.
The reason is they need to be thinking of sex at this end-stage of life, not food, the opposite of people. Food is our big interest.
But without food, they can only live about a week to have all the sex they can, and this focuses their attention. If they cannot find a mate in that time, they probably should not reproduce, anyway. Maybe people should be designed that way, too.
Other moth facts:
- There are ten times more species of moths than butterflies, 11,000 in North America alone. This is more that all the bird and mammal species combined.
- Some moths mimic bird droppings. (“Wow, you look like crap, today.” “Thank you, thank you.”)
- A male moth can smell a female moth 7 miles away. (Is that good?)