Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hawk-ing Awesome Hawk Moths

Yesterday's Science Friday on NPR! These hawk moths can hover when drinking from a flower with their proboscis. Check out the interview and the video - The best part is seeing the moth get hit by a cannonball-in super slow motion.

Interesting that it takes so much energy to flap its wings like that, but the moth sacrifices energy for stabilization and promise of food! And the wing motion is very similar to hummingbirds.

Analogous traits? Scientific Method? I say YES.

~Amy M.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi There,

Jeremy Greeter here. Ecstatic that you liked my cannonball experiment!

Let me know if you have any questions.