Defenseless moths do flying impressions of scary bees and wasps

Faking that erratic bee flight or no-nonsense wasp zoom might save a moth’s life

two species of clearwing moths

FAKERS These two species of clearwing moths may discourage predators via airborne trickery, flying much the way that some of their feistier Southeast Asian bee neighbors do (Heterosphecia pahangensis (left), Pyrophleps cruentata (right)).

M.A. Skowron Volponi et al./ Biology Letters 2018

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