Hawk moths convert nectar into antioxidants

Energetic fliers found a way to reduce muscle damage

Hawk moth

FLYING FEEDER  Hawk moths use a lot of energy when they hover to slurp flower nectar. Manduca sexta (shown) can turn some of that nectar into muscle-protecting antioxidants.

Kiley Riffell Photography/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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