Fooled you! Whirling tails of luna moths deflect bat attacks

Predators often strike at trailing streamers instead of biting the body

Luna moths

BITE THE TAILS  Skinny tails trailing from the hind wings of luna moths, shown here in captivity, can trick attacking bats into unwise target choices.

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